Night Sky Light

Night Sky Light

 

the illumination of a clear sky at night consisting of atmospheric and extra-atmospheric components. The major atmospheric components are the intrinsic luminescence of the upper atmosphere (see) and atmospheric light originating from the earth or beyond the earth. The extra-terrestial component includes the total radiation of the stars and of interstellar gas, zodiacal light, and gegenschein.

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THOUSANDS of people watched the Cardiff night sky light up at the annual Sparks in the Park fireworks display.
Our weekend finished explosively as we watched the night sky light up at the annual Fireworks Concert.
It couldn't be a better time for you and your wife to see the night sky light up in hues of green, red, blue, and yellow.
For generations, they've lived seeing the night sky light up with an ominous orange glow when the volcano, one of the world's 16 most active ones, belches its fire up to heights that equal the Eiffel Tower.
The five-year project will see more than 50,000 ageing lighting columns replaced, providing safer streets with whiter light, cutting night sky light pollution and significantly increasing energy efficiency.
The fire brigade rushed to the scene after spectators at a football match heard the blast and saw the night sky light up.
4] The night sky lights up near the poles with auroras when electrons strike oxygen and nitrogen gas in Earth's upper atmosphere.
EDINBURGH The night sky lights up with fireworks for Europe's biggest New Year party; STIRLING Proclaimer Charlie Reid at Castle Parade; GLASGOW Crowds pack George Square to hear music from Amy Macdonald and rockers The View; ABERDEEN Remony Dickenson, 26, and Nicola Sichi, 21, enjoy the biggest free public event in Scotland; MORNING AFTER Bunny buddies brave the icy Forth at South Queensferry
Every year on the Fourth of July, the night sky lights up with dazzling fireworks displays.
4 There, the night sky lights up with auroras when electrons strike oxygen and nitrogen gas in Earth's upper atmosphere.