Zodiacal light - a luminous triangle in the northern hemisphere

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Zodiacal light - a luminous triangle in the northern hemisphere

If you live in the northern hemisphere, now is the time to look for the Zodiacal Light. It jumps up in the west after sunset, a luminous triangle that can amaze observers in dark rural areas.

The phenomenon is caused by sunlight shining on billions of tiny dust particles scattered throughout the plane of our solar system. The tilt of the sky favors evening sightings in the weeks of late winter and early spring--in other words, now! For best results, get away from city lights. Find a place with a clear western horizon. Let your eyes adapt to the darkness after sunset and prepare to be amazed.

More: http://www.spaceweather.com/

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By netchicken: posted on 7-3-2010








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