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air·glow

 (âr′glō′)
n.
A low- or middle-latitude, more or less steady, faint photochemical luminescence visible in the upper atmosphere at night.

airglow

(ˈɛəˌɡləʊ)
n
(Physical Geography) the faint light from the upper atmosphere in the night sky, esp in low latitudes

air•glow

(ˈɛərˌgloʊ)

n.
a dim light, usu. visible at night, that results from ionic radiation in the upper atmosphere.
[1950–55]
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The object was below the airglow," Detlef Koschny, who studies near-Earth objects for the ESA, said in the agency's blog post on the fireball.
Shepherd and York University colleague Youngmin Cho studied unusual airglow profiles in the satellite data and found 11 events that showed an increase in airglow levels that would be visible to the human e/e.
To achieve this, the datasets of the two years were corrected for the changing light effects caused by the moon as well as 'seasonal vegetation, clouds, aerosols, snow and ice cover, and even faint atmospheric emissions (such as airglow and auroras) which change the way light is observed in different parts of the world.
BGU and TAU have already submitted a joint proposal to study Earth's airglow layer.
Tenders are invited for Photometer :- Airglow temperature imaging photometer will provide airglow intensity and rotational temperature and their spatial variability to study wave dynamical effects related to gravity waves, tides, planetary waves in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- Bright swaths of red in the upper atmosphere, known as airglow, can be seen in this video captured by the International Space Station.
While Earth imaging has been the main focus of the research on CubeSat imaging systems [8-15], other applications, such as star tracking [12,16-19], horizon tracking [12,16], attitude calibration [20], proximity monitoring [8,17,21-23], heliospheric imaging [24], and airglow observations [25,26] have also been presented.
The guests of honour on this occasion included Lord Rayleigh (Robert Strutt, the fourth Baron Rayleigh) who was the first person to differentiate between the two types of natural light from the night sky, namely the aurora and the airglow.
Instrument Location Date(s) in Seasons Principal service (1) measurement Aerosol Mass PRL 2006- A aerosol Spectrometer composition All Sky Imager PRL 2007- W airglow images Fourier Transform PRL 2006- S trace gas Spectrometer partial column amounts Brewer Ozone PRL 2005- A ozone column Spectrophotometer amounts and Umkehr profiles CIMEL PRL 2007-11 S aerosol Sunphotometer optical depth DIAL (stratospheric PRL 1993-2008 W ozone, water ozone) Lidar vapour, aerosol and temperature profiles E-Region Wind PRL 2008- W mesospheric Instrument winds Spectral Airglow PRL 2007- W mesospheric Temperature temperatures Interferometer UV-Visible Grating PRL 2006- S ozone.
Cassini scientists have already seen an airglow from Titan's nitrogen molecules caused by X-rays and ultraviolet radiation from the Sun when Titan was illuminated by the Sun.
The Ainglow building housed both the Airglow experiment, measuring the atmospheric glow as well as the photographic recording equipment of a seismograph, run by the South African Geological Survey.