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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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Airglow, Gegenschein, and Milky Way


by:
Yuri Beletsky
Region: Americas
Site: Las Campanas - Chile

Date: 2013 April 11

Heavy Green Airglow


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

Date: August 2015

Full Moonbow at the Full Moon


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

Date: August 2015

Aurora and Unusual Clouds Over Iceland


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

Date: March 2012

Enjoying Venus Corona Above the Giantīs Causeway


by:
Miguel Claro
Region: Europe
Site: Northen Ireland - Ireland

Date: 2015 March 20

Stars and Storm


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

Date: August 2015

Guided Photo

Green Flash at Sunrise


by:
Kwon O Chul
Region: Asia
Site: Dokdo - Korea

Date: November 2014

Lisbon at Night


by:
Babak A. Tafreshi
Region: Europe
Site: Lisbon - Portugal

Date: December 2012

A Paradise in Twilight


by:
Babak A. Tafreshi
Region: Europe
Site: Tenerife - Spain

Date: May 2014

Guided Photo

Clouds vs Noctilucent Clouds


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

Date: July 2014

Video Clip

The Spectre of Veszprem


by:
Tamas Ladanyi
Region: Europe
Site: Veszprem - Hungary

Date: 2014 Aug 11

Saharan Dust in the Sky


by:
David Malin
Region: Europe
Site: La Palma - Spain

Date: October 1991

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