Colorful Sky Above Grand Teton

By: Babak A. Tafreshi


Region: Americas

Site: Grand Teton - USA

Date: 2013 June 30

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The night sky over the Grand Teton national Park in Wyoming, USA. The Teton Range is a part of the Rocky Mountains. The Grand Teton, the tallest mountain in the range, is 13,775 feet (4,199 m) high. A very strong and rare airglow activity appears in the sky. Airglow is the natural emission from the Earth upper atmosphere in green and red-yellow bands and wave like forms that appear faint and colorless to human eyes under dark skies. bright star Spica and the rest of the constellation Virgo are on the left. Click on the constellation icon above the image to see a close-up view of the Grand Teton, the Snake River, and the sky above. Babak Tafreshi,

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