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Zodiacal Light by CapturingTheNight Zodiacal Light by CapturingTheNight
:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz: © Greg Gibbs. You may not use, replicate, manipulate, or modify this image without my permission. All Rights Reserved.

Zodiacal light, or the false dawn, is a faint, roughly triangular, diffuse white glow seen in the night sky that appears to extend up from the vicinity of the Sun along the ecliptic or zodiac. It is best seen just after sunset and before sunrise in spring and autumn. Zodiacal Light is composed of fine particles of dust in orbit around the sun and is visible because of scattered sunlight from the particles. It is so faint that either moonlight or light pollution renders it invisible.

If you look closely you will also see a meteor strike in the central bulge of the Milky Way. The orange/reddish colour on the horizon is the first faint light from the coming dawn.

Edit: I was never really happy with he original upload of this so I have made a few tweaks here and there to hopefully improve it.
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Nightcool Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student General Artist
*Dies from stunning picture*
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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Nightcool Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student General Artist
No problem. ^^
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LeafyHeart Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is incredible!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful capture, Greg ~ a dramatic skyscape! :deviation: :iconflowerheartplz: Coco

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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you like it Coco :D Thank you
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconswingplz::iconcocoglompplz: Coco
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Gautama-Siddharta Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Really nice shot. Perfect compbination with the Milky Way above :)
And you really have nice contrast on the Zodiacal light :) Nice sky conditions!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you like it :D Thank you
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