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On October 7, 2018, the astronaut took this photo to the International Space Station (ISS) when it took more than 400 kilometers above Australia to orbit.
Tone orange which covers The earth it's known as night luminescence, the scattered light bands in our atmosphere ranging from 75 to 600 kilometers.
The phenomenon This usually occurs when the molecules (primarily nitrogen and oxygen) are activated by ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sunlight. To release this energy, the atoms in the lowest atmosphere collide and lose energy. The result is a colorful gloss.
The night luminescence reveals some of the phenomena at the top of our atmosphere. It can help scientists find out about the particle movement near the interface The earth and space, including connections between space weather and the earth's climate. Satellites offer the opportunity to explore this dynamic area.
IONospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) satellite from NASA, the launch of which is scheduled for November 8, will help scientists understand the physical processes at work where the atmosphere takes place. The earth interacting with nearby space.