Zodiacal Light

Even after the end of astronomical twilight a diffuse glow can still be seen stretching away from the sun along the ecliptic. This is caused by sunlight scattered off dust in the inner solar system. It isn't usually well placed from the UK and because it is a faint diffuse glow its visibility is badly affected by light pollution.

Zodiacal light

Zodiacal light


Zodiacal light visibility

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