- from Light
Plenty of earthly things can glow, or make their own light. Puerto Mosquito bay, Puerto Rico, is a sparkling example.
Run your hand through water in the bay, and millions of very tiny plankton (microscopic plants and animals) twinkle like stars. Glow-in-the-dark creatures like plankton create light with little heat, but other things glow because they’re hot, like coal, charcoal, and lava from a volcano. When cold, these things are black and lightless. When hot, they glow a bright reddish orange.