sky glow

brightening of the night sky that results from the reflection of radiation (visible and non-visible), scattered from the constituents of the atmosphere (gas molecules, aerosols and particulate matter), in the direction of observation

Note 1 to entry: Sky glow comprises the following separate components: natural sky glow and man-made sky glow.

Note 2 to entry: This entry was numbered 17-1191 in CIE S 017:2011.

Publication date: 2020-12
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