Image: Earth enveloped in airglow

According to the government space agency, the airglow is "diffuse bands of light that stretch 50 to 400 miles into our atmosphere."  It typically occurs when  molecules, largely nitrogen and oxygen "energized by ultraviolet radiation from sunlight." 

Image: Earth enveloped in airglow

Wed 7 Nov 18 from Phys.org

Ghostly Orange Light Envelopes Earth During Rare Airglow

An eerie, marmalade-colored light show made Earth look like a gigantic orange lollipop early this morning (Nov. 7), prompting an astronaut aboard the International Space Station to snap a photo ...

Wed 7 Nov 18 from SPACE.com

Ghostly Orange Light Envelopes Earth During Rare Airglow, Wed 7 Nov 18 from Livescience

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