Time-Lapse View of Earth with Red Airglow from the International Space Station


Bright swaths of red in the upper atmosphere, known as airglow, can be seen in this video captured by the International Space Station.

Bright swaths of red in the upper atmosphere, known as airglow, can be seen in this video captured by the International Space Station. NASA’s ICON mission, with a planned launch for the summer of 2017, will observe how interactions between terrestrial weather and a layer of charged particles called the ionosphere create the colorful glow.




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