Lighting Journal #43 – Twilight Phenomena

Twilight Phenomena

Twilight Phenomena

Twilight phenomena apparently occurs during missile/rocket launches during dawn or dusk. Wikipedia explains it as, “unused particles and water left in the vapor trail condenses, freezes, and then expands in the less upper atmosphere – the exhaust plum, which is suspended against a dark sky, is then illuminated by reflective high altitude sunlight…

If anything, I was just curious if this kind of phenomenon could be mimicked in stage lighting. We saw the representations of an aurora borealis in “Almost, Maine” examples from Magical Realism, but this isn’t quite the same as it’s very tight and limited, plus the wisps would be difficult. Colored lights with tight irises could be carried through a fog machine since dry ice is too dense, though. Still, this was very interesting to stumble upon.