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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1983
  • pp: 2682–2685

OH airglow phenomena during the 5–6 July 1982 total lunar eclipse

Alan W. Peterson and Gene W. Adams  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 17, pp. 2682-2685 (1983)

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The first photographs of the OH airglow we took during a lunar eclipse revealed large (20–30-km) east–west waves from horizon to horizon which drifted northward at 10–15 m/sec. These waves were not typical of the ripples we have found to be well-correlated with lower lunar transit.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 8, 1983
Published: September 1, 1983

Alan W. Peterson and Gene W. Adams, "OH airglow phenomena during the 5–6 July 1982 total lunar eclipse," Appl. Opt. 22, 2682-2685 (1983)

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