Zodiacal light

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RJN
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Zodiacal light

Post by RJN » Tue Aug 17, 2004 9:09 pm

My best guess is that the bright patch on the the image left is zodiacal light:
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If so it is tremendously bright at MK these mornings! Zodiacal light is sunlight reflected off of dust in the plane of the solar system. When visible, it is particularly evident in the morning and evening.

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