ESOcast 78: Airglow

ESO’s La Silla Observatory on a moonless night, deep in the Atacama Desert of Chile. It should be very dark -- but strange green and red colours can be seen to shimmer in the sky. What are these mysterious glows? And why do they seem to be getting more frequent? Find out more in this episode.

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ESO.

Editing: Herbert Zodet.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Petr Horálek, Stefan Noll, Christopher Marshall, Richard Hook and Herbert Zodet.
Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa.
Music: STAN DART (www.stan-dart.com).
Footage and photos: ESO, L. Calçada, M. Kornmesser, S. Brunier, R. Wesson, C. Malin (christophmalin.com), José Francisco Salgado (josefrancisco.org), Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE and HMI science teams, Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/BeyondThePhotography/CrewEarthObservationsVideos/) ISS029-E-18677, ESA/Hubble, S. Guisard (www.eso.org/~sguisard), Y. Beletsky (LCO), John Chandler, Bill Geneczko, Oliver Holzbauer and B. Tafreshi (twanight.org).
Supported by FWF, Austria.
Directed by: Herbert Zodet.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Id:esocast78a
Release date:4 November 2015, 11:00
Related announcements:ann15084
Duration:06 m 00 s

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Name:La Silla
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
Category:ESOcast
La Silla

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