The ionosphere, a layer in the Earth’s atmosphere that reacts strongly to solar activity, gives off a red-green glow when solar rays strike it and strip electrons off of atoms. This video shows this airglow as seen from the International Space Station, and scientists plan to study how the ionosphere reacts in a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.

Read more: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/2017-solar-eclipse-atmosphere

Full eclipse 2017 coverage: https://www.sciencenews.org/editors-picks/eclipse-2017

Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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