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A glow in the night sky caused by radiation from the upper atmosphere.
- ‘Spherical aberration causes bloated star images, however this lens is excellent for recording larger scale detail such as auroral rays, and in this case, faint bands of airglow across the sky.’
- ‘The orangish arc extending to the left from the aurora is airglow viewed edgewise on the limb of the Earth.’
- ‘This communication deals with the latitude correlation between variations of local zenith airglow and ionospheric data for typical winter and early summer nights.’
- ‘There should not be any city lights or other light pollution: the airglow is a faint glow.’
- ‘Click here to view a movie and narrative by Don Pettit describing some of the airglow he has seen.’
- ‘Earth's horizon and airglow is visible at left.’
- ‘By studying how the ionosphere reacts to the experiments, scientists can begin to understand how it behaves during natural airglow and aurora.’
- ‘Like its brighter and fast-moving relative the aurora, night airglow has strong emissions at specific wavelengths.’
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