Incredible Airglow
Taken by Yuri Beletsky on September 1, 2015 @ Chile
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Under a Flaming Sky ... What is that you see on the image ?! No, these are not red clouds as one might think. This is incredibly bright airglow in the upper atmosphere ! One of the nights here in Atacama desert was truly special and we witnessed simply stunning scene under the stars. The Milky Way nicely aligned passing through the zenith, while some clouds were climbing up from beneath. Pure tranquility.

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Amazing! Thanks for posting, Yuri. I cannot tell from your description, but was this display of air glow visible to night-adapted eyes, or just on the photographs? Thanks.
Posted by JohnAshley 2015-09-02 09:43:34
Thanks, John ! It was visible visually as well, although at lower intensity and without colors. Airglow is still much fainter than aurora (fortunately).
Posted by beletsky 2015-09-02 11:33:02
Yes quite incredible and beautiful…
Posted by HP1954 2015-09-02 13:41:23
Wow! How absolutely stunning! What an amazing experience it must have been. Thank you for sharing this with everyone.
Posted by drtimsmith 2015-09-03 02:39:54
Congrats on making it to the Spaceweather frontpage for 3 Sept! You should submit your brown onion sky to APOD
Posted by HP1954 2015-09-03 17:05:47
Congrats are in order (again) on making it to APOD for 4 Sept !!
Posted by HP1954 2015-09-03 23:09:05
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