radivs:

'Zodiacal Light' by Sean Goebel
"Despite all the time I've spent under clear, dark skies, I've never clearly seen Zodiacal Light before. Until tonight."

"Zodiacal light is sunlight reflecting off dust in the inner solar system. It appears after sunset or before sunrise and forms a line in the sky in the plane of our solar system. The slight orange on the horizon is a tiny remnant of sunset."

"I'm currently staying at Hale Pohaku, the astronomers' village/visitor center on the side of Mauna Kea. It's at an altitude of 9,300 ft (2,800 m), and I hiked up a nearby cindercone to watch sunset. I will be observing on one of the Mauna Kea telescopes for the next several nights."

radivs:

'Zodiacal Light' by Sean Goebel

"Despite all the time I've spent under clear, dark skies, I've never clearly seen Zodiacal Light before. Until tonight."

"Zodiacal light is sunlight reflecting off dust in the inner solar system. It appears after sunset or before sunrise and forms a line in the sky in the plane of our solar system. The slight orange on the horizon is a tiny remnant of sunset."

"I'm currently staying at Hale Pohaku, the astronomers' village/visitor center on the side of Mauna Kea. It's at an altitude of 9,300 ft (2,800 m), and I hiked up a nearby cindercone to watch sunset. I will be observing on one of the Mauna Kea telescopes for the next several nights."

(via mauiw0w)