Location of Photo:
Joshua Tree National Park
Date/Time of photo:
3-13-21 19:08 PST
NIkon D750 camera with 14-24mm Sigma Art Zoom lens
The above picture was taken by Bruce M GottlieThe Zodiacal Light is a faint cone of light that rises from the western horizon upwards towards the Pleiades and Taurus. It is caused by sunlight reflecting off dust in the solar system, orbiting the sun. It is best seen when the ecliptic is at a steep angle to the horizon, which equates to February and March after sunset, or September and October before dawn. It must be observed in a very dark sky. Moonlight or light pollution will obscure it.