Atacama airglow

This equirectangular panorama taken by ESO Photo Ambassador, Babak Tafreshi, shows the Milky Way overhead the Atacama Desert in Chile. Prominent at low horizons is airglow caused by the weak emission of light in Earth's atmosphere. Although the effect is fairly uniform across the atmosphere, to an observer on the ground the phenomenon appears brightest about 10 degrees above the horizon, because the lower one looks, the greater the depth of atmosphere one is looking through.

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Id:babak-2666pano-a_eq
Type:Photographic
Release date:6 June 2016, 20:10
Size:18596 x 5263 px
Field of View:360° x 120°

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Name:Atacama Desert, Chile
Type:Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky
Category:360 Panorama
Chile

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