#atmosphere hashtag on Instagram | inst24

#atmosphere hashtag on Instagram | inst24

If you look up to the center of our galaxy on a summer night, you might notice a tiny little gray blur which stands out from the rest of the black dust in our galaxy. This is what that tiny little blur looks like up close! This is messier 8, otherwise called the lagoon nebula for its lagoon shape(??). It’s an intense star forming region in Sagittarius which is dominated by the pink emission of hydrogen. Follow @solar for more Credit : @astrofalls


Why do we call it Blood Moon? The moon turns deep red or reddish brown during eclipses, instead of going completely dark. That's because some of the sunlight going through Earth's atmosphere is bent around the edge of our planet and falls onto the moon's surface. Earth's air also scatters more shorter-wavelength light; what's left is the longer-wavelength, redder end of the spectrum. Image by @jaxsonpohlmanphotography (2018)


Earth rising over the lunar horizon as seen from Apollo 11. Image by @nasa