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nightglow

(nÿt -gloh) See airglow.

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).
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