Glowing Earth


This is just awesome!

The glowing orange line in the middle of this photo is the border between India and Pakistan, as seen from the International Space Station.The border is fenced and floodlit to cut down on smuggling and arms trafficking. There’s a similar fence between India’s eastern border and Bangladesh, but it’s not visible from space.

As for the glow around the Earth, that’s airglow caused by the Sun’s ultraviolet radiation hitting atoms and molecules in the upper atmosphere.

Read more about it HERE