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22 days ago
We’re soarin' - flyin' ✨ ⁣ ⁣ Earth's airglow outlines the planet's horizon with the Moon above in this photograph captured on Nov. 14, 2023, from the International Space Station (@ISS ) as it orbited 260 miles (418 km) above the midwestern United States. At lower right, the city lights of Denver and its suburbs shine. The bright lights of Chicago are in the background.⁣ ⁣ Airglow is when atoms and molecules in the upper atmosphere, excited by sunlight, emit light in order to shed their excess energy. Similar to auroras, except auroras are driven by high-energy particles originating from the solar wind – airglow is sparked by day-to-day solar radiation. Studying airglow gives us a peek into the upper atmosphere’s temperature, density, and composition, but it also helps us trace how particles move through the region itself. Vast, high-altitude winds sweep through the ionosphere, pushing its contents around the globe — and airglow’s subtle dance follows their lead, highlighting global patterns.⁣ ⁣ Image Description: A view of Earth from the space station during orbital night. The Moon is above earth nearly centered above the surface. An airglow outlines the atmosphere above Earth’s surface in a yellow shade. Lights from cities dot Earth’s surface – among them, a concentration of lights near the horizon identify the city of Chicago, while the concentration of lights closer to bottom left identify Denver.⁣ ⁣ Credit: NASA⁣ ⁣ #NASA #ISS #InternationalSpaceStation #Earth #Airglow #Chicago #Colorado #Auroras #NightSky
8 days ago
dont forget to zoom in on my house here in sanger,california and check out the lights for Christmas
8 days ago
Is beautiful
8 days ago
Shibuya 👏😮😂
8 days ago
7 days ago
Desde el espacio no se deberían poder ver las estrellas o sí? Había leído en otro lado que no se podían ver las estrellas estando fuera de la atmósfera, sólo un negro total
7 days ago
6 days ago
Yo quiero ir para las nasa
2 days ago
Hilarious now cut the 💩 and stop ripping off the American tax payers of 50 plus million dollars a day.
1 day ago