The US space agency NASA regularly captures stunning images of our universe, leaving space lovers spellbound. NASA’s Instagram handle is a treasure trove for those who love watching educational videos and attractive images showcasing Earth and space. Now, in its recent post, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has shared a stunning image of the Earth’s horizon taken from the International Space Station (ISS). A photo taken by astronaut Andreas Mogensen shows a bright golden glow illuminating our planet. According to NASA, atmospheric glow occurs when sunlight interacts with atoms and molecules within Earth’s atmosphere.
NASA captioned the post, “Astronauts should take breaks into their daily schedules – you should too! Mindfulness and meditation are both tools used by astronauts on long-duration missions in space that have to be avoided here on Earth.” can be applied.” “Earth’s atmospheric glow and starry sky are captured in this high-exposure photo taken from the International Space Station (@ISS) as it passes over the Pacific Ocean northeast of Papua New Guinea,” the space agency said. 258 miles up.”
The photo shows a golden glow shining above the Earth, with an auburn band visible amid the dark contrast of the starry sky background. According to Space.com, this phenomenon is known as airglow. This happens when sunlight energizes atoms and molecules in the upper atmosphere, causing them to emit a soft glow visible from space.
NASA has written in the image description – Starry sky above the Earth’s surface as seen from the ISS. A red glow is visible above the golden glow of the Earth’s atmosphere. The earth’s surface is surrounded by clouds, which completely appears like an ocean. On the left, are the station’s navigation module and the Prichal docking module, both from Roscosmos.”
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