Space Zodiacal Light Over New Mexico


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Zodiacal Light Over New Mexico

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Zodiacal Light Over New Mexico
Credit & Copyright: Malcolm Park (North York Astronomical Association)

Explanation: An unusual triangle of light is visible this time of year just before dawn. Once considered a false dawn, this triangle of light is actually Zodiacal Light, light reflected from interplanetary dust particles. The triangle is clearly visible in the above image taken from New Mexico, USA, in October. Curvature by the wide-angle lens makes foreground trees and a nearby