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Morning and evening zodiacal lights
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The best period to see the zodiacal ligth before the sunrise is the beginning of autumn. To see it after sunset, better to try at the beginning of spring. Why? Because that's the period when the ecliptic (where the zodiacal light is) is the higher in the sky, near the vertical. So that glow is well above the hazy layer near the horizon.
Here, I have composite the pictures taken on the November 1st, in the morning with those taken on the March 9th, in the evening. One can see that the zodiacal light is near the vertical.
Don't miss the animation showing the rising and setting of the zodiacal light:
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Instrument   10 mm focal length, composite of 8 pictures
Exposure & film   60 s with digital camera Canon 30D + Sigma 10-20 1:4-5.6
Date & place   March 9, 2007, Monts d'Arrée and Tréguennec (Finistère)

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 This picture has been published in
 Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD)
Published as the picture of the day on May 8, 2007 on the Website Earth Science Picture of the Day
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