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Atmospheric Optics and Phenomena

Words by David Malin: TWAN-style photography not only reveals the beauty of the night illuminated by the stars and the moon, but also the glowing colors of the air itself. At their brightest they are seen as the aurorae (featured in a separate gallery). At their faintest, green and red ripples and waves occur, 100 km high, at the top of atmosphere. Although they are invisible to the eye, they have been known for many years, but they can only imaged in color with modern digital cameras. At much lower altitudes, ice crystals, water droplets and even pollen grains produce their own spectacular effects, hinting at the wide variety way the atmosphere creates light and interacts with it. Shortlink: twanight.org/atmospheric

 

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Arctic Nightscape in Sweden


by:
P-M Heden
Region: Europe
Site: Stockholm - Sweden

Date: February 2013

Thunderstorm & the Galaxy


by:
Babak A. Tafreshi
Region: Australia and Pacific
Site: Haleakala National Park - USA

Date: August 2015

Guided Photo

Extreme Weather


by:
Babak A. Tafreshi
Region: Australia and Pacific
Site: Haleakala National Park - USA

Date: August 2015

Guided Photo

Sun Pillar over Cerro Paranal


by:
Miguel Claro
Region: Americas
Site: Cerro Paranal - Chile

Date: 2015 October 16

Moon Corona in Paranal Twilight Sky


by:
Miguel Claro
Region: Americas
Site: Cerro Paranal - Chile

Date: 2015 October 16

A Full Glory


by:
Babak A. Tafreshi
Region: Australia and Pacific
Site: Haleakala National Park - USA

Date: August 2015

Island Fogbow


by:
Bernd Proschold
Region: Europe
Site: La Palma - Spain

Date: 2015 October 1

Aurora and Volcanic Light Pillar


by:
Stephane Vetter
Region: Europe
Site: Jokulsarlon - Iceland

Date: 2014 September 6

Angelic Sky


by:
Stephane Vetter
Region: Europe
Site: Skogafoss - Iceland

Date: August 2015

Panoramic Clouds Over Skogafoss


by:
Stephane Vetter
Region: Europe
Site: Skogafoss - Iceland

Date: October 2011

Stormy Night in Iceland


by:
Stephane Vetter
Region: Europe
Site: Reykjanesviti - Iceland

Date: February 2015

Milky Way with Airglow Australis


by:
Yuri Beletsky
Region: Americas
Site: Atacama Desert - Chile

Date: 2015 September 1

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