Definition of airglow
: light that is observed especially during the night, that originates in the high atmosphere of a planet (such as the earth), and that is associated with photochemical reactions of gases caused by solar radiation
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A bright night starts with a dull light called airglow, which is found more than 60 miles above the earth’s surface.
Scientific instruments are sensitive enough to detect it, but not human eyes — until a bright night, when an unexpected alignment of waves in our upper atmosphere amplify that once invisible airglow, making it much brighter.
That airglow arises when individual gas atoms—previously created when ultraviolet light blasted gas molecules apart—
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