What is the phenomena that produces flickering star/light that appears during night time in the sky?

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What is the phenomena that produces flickering star/light that appears during night time in the sky?

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It’s the atmosphere moving about. The light is getting distorted as it passes through our atmosphere, which causes the twinkling and stuff. It’s also why observatories do better if they’re in space or on mountains. The higher they are, the less interference and distortions there are