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nightglow

(nÿt -gloh) See airglow.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006

nightglow

[′nīt‚glō]
(geophysics)
A subdivision of airglow in which energy comes from reactions of atomic oxygen between 42 and 60 miles (70 and 100 kilometers), and from ionic recombination around 180 miles (300 kilometers).
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Nightglow works a little differently because there is no sunlight to absorb during the night.
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There was a musical nightglow and spectacular firework display.
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And it all ends with a nightglow and fireworks display.
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