Earth Timelapse from the International Space Station

A timelapse from the International Space Station with an amazing view of the Milky Way and the phenomenon known as “airglow“. “Airglow (also called nightglow) is a faint emission of light by a planetary atmosphere. In the case of Earth’s atmosphere, this optical phenomenon causes the night sky never to be completely dark, even after the effects of starlight and diffused sunlight from the far side are removed.” Timelapse created from images courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center (ISS044-E-44928-45498)

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