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Zodiacal Light Before Dawn

By: Jeff Dai

 

Region: Asia

Site: Tibet - China

Date: 2015 July 16

An unusual triangle of light brightly appears above the eastern horizon before sunrise in this view from Tibet, China. The elongated glow is the Zodiacal Light, sunlight reflected from dust particles orbiting in the plane of the Solar System. Here is the light appears from Namtso, or Lake Nam (Heavenly Lake), 4900m above sea level. Jeff Dai

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