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The zodiacal light
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Instrument   10 mm focal length
Exposure & film   68 s with digital camera Canon 350D + Sigma 10-20 1:4-5.6
Date & place   November 1, 2006, Monts d'Arrée (Finistère)
This picture depict well what is the zodiacal light: a pale glow following the ecliptic (the plan where the planets are). It comes from the sunlight reflecting on the numberless dust grains which populate the purlieus of the Sun.
Many thanks to Marie-Hélène who drove me and spent those early hours with me.
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 Le ciel à l'oeil nu en 2008
3 pictures published page 18, 38 and 60.
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 Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD)
Published as the picture of the day on November 20, 2006 on the Website Earth Science Picture of the Day
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