Astronaut Randy Bresnik captured from ISS breathtaking Moon rise. Blue color of the atmosphere is also stunning.
For convenience, altitude lower than 500km is considered Earth’s atmosphere in general. Earth’s atmosphere consists of a number of layers that differ in properties such as composition, temperature and pressure.
Troposphere: 0-17km. extends from the surface to the bottom of the stratosphere
Stratosphere: 17-50km. contains the ozone layer
Mesosphere: 50-80km. wherein most meteors burn up
Thermosphere: 80-800km. temperature increases with altitude