Airglow & Southern Milky Way
Now that the Northern Milky Way has dipped below the horizon for the winter, how about a shot from the Southern Hemisphere? It was a cold night sleeping out in our tent high up on a ridge near Mt Cook, New Zealand. I got up in the middle of the night to take some Milky Way shots. It was well below freezing and the wind didn't help matters any. There was a lot of airglow that night which is the greenish haze you see on the horizon. Airglow is a faint emission of light from earth's atmosphere. However, I was glad I braved the cold conditions since this was the only clear night we had the rest of the trip!
Milky WayMt CookMueller RidgeNew ZealandSouth IslandSouthern HemisphereStarsairglownightnightscapeDavid Swindler, from