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Opal Skies Over Owl’s Head

Milky Way over Crescent Beach, Owl’s Head, Maine – The stunning Galactic Core full of gases, dust, and stars is visible near the horizon. Tucked inside the very center of the galaxy is an incredible black hole that is billions of times as massive as the sun. The green & purple colors in the sky are Airglow or Nightglow. This is a type of chemiluminescence that makes the atmosphere glow. When atoms and molecules in the air absorb radiation and release photons, light is produced. The most common color of airglow is green, but red and blue also occur. This photo was 20 – 25 second exposures. Amazing colors! Taken on 5.17.20

Submitted By: Corrie Borges