Photos taken from the International Space Station ISS reveal mysterious glowing blue spots in Earth’s atmosphere. What are they?
Recently, an astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS) captured a strange image of Earth from space. Pictured are two strange patches of blue light, flickering and floating in the atmosphere.
Two strange blue spots glow together in Earth’s atmosphere.
Two strange blue spots glow together in Earth’s atmosphere. (Photo: NASA).
After being shared, many conspiracy experts immediately assumed that these were supernatural phenomena, or even alien ships heading towards Earth.
However, scientists at NASA’s Earth Observatory have a different opinion. According to them, although they appear to be supernatural phenomena, in reality they are just the result of two unrelated natural phenomena occurring at the same time.
More precisely, the first streak of light at the bottom of the photo is actually a big flash located in the Gulf of Thailand, although these types of lightning are often difficult to see from the ISS as they are often covered by clouds.
According to NASA’s explanation, this lightning flash appeared particularly large, occurred in a clear area and appeared to be heading toward the top of the cloud. This causes the lightning to illuminate the “walls of clouds”, creating a striking ring of light when viewed from space.
NASA has determined the origin of two strange lights.
NASA has determined the origin of two strange points of light.
The second light streak visible in the upper right corner of the image is the result of distorted light from the moon.
According to observers’ explanations, in the photo, the Moon is moving at an angle where its reflected light passes directly through the Earth’s atmosphere and turns into a bright blue spot, with a halo. The aura is a bit weak.
This effect usually occurs because some light rays from the Moon scatter small particles into Earth’s atmosphere. The reason they are blue is because this light has the shortest wavelength and the greatest ability to be scattered.
The same effect also explains why the sky is blue during the day. That’s because the blue wavelengths of sunlight are more scattered and become more visible to the human eye, according to NASA.
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Photos taken from the International Space Station ISS have revealed mysterious glowing blue spots in Earth’s atmosphere. What are they? Recently, a…