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Milkyway & Air Glow - Norfolk Broads | by MJSFerrier
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Milkyway & Air Glow - Norfolk Broads

The ionosphere extends from approximately 100 kilometers to more than 1,000 kilometers above Earth’s surface. In this region of the atmosphere, solar radiation can strip the outer electrons from atoms and molecules of gas. After sunset, the electrons recombine and give off light, called airglow.

  

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Taken on September 11, 2012