• The mesosphere is the layer above the stratosphere.
  • It rises to about 85 kilometers (53 miles) above the surface.
  • Temperature decreases with altitude in this layer.
  • Temperatures here are as low as -100° C (-212° F) Meteors burn as they fall through the mesosphere.
  • The mesosphere has red sprites, blue jets, and two types of clouds.
  • Noctilucent clouds are the highest clouds in the atmosphere.
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