Zodiacal Light and The Monolith

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'Zodiacal Light and The Monolith'

Zodiacal Light and The Monolith

[Public Domain] 9 Oct 2015 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Astrophotography
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The solar system is kind of flat. Like marbles on a table, the planets spin around the sun in the middle on a flat plane. Along that plane we see the planets and moon move all year round. Seen here, after sunset a dusty glow illuminates that normally invisible line. Here, leftovers from asteroids and comets float in space and, charged by the solar winds, glow briefly if you are in the right place, at the right time of year. Pictured here behind a limestone monolith in the Pinnacles Desert, Western Australia. 4 x 30s / f2.8 / ISO 3200 Canon 70D / Tokina 11-16mm

Here is another view of the zodiacal light without the limestone to obstruct the light pillar. (Click to enlarge)


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