Window, zodiacal light, setting moon

earthsky.org | 4/17/2018 | Deborah Byrd
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Photo taken March 19, 2018 by Gowrishankar Lakshminarayanan, at the Window in Big Bend National Park. Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon EF 24-70 F2.8 L Lens Exp: 24mm @ ISO 6400, F2.8, 15s.

Gowrishankar Lakshminarayanan wrote:

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The Window, zodiacal light and setting moon. I was fortunate to travel with my astronomy group to one of the darkest night skies of U.S., the Big Bend National Park on the Texas-Mexico border. It rates 1-2 on a Bortle scale for night skies. In the photo, you’ll see a white light pyramid glowing at an angle from the right slope of the mountain wall’s silhouette and beaming upward. This light pyramid is the zodiacal light. The 2-day-old 3% crescent moon was setting between the notch formed by Carter and Vernon Bailey Peaks of the Chisos Mountain range. This view is known as the Window. The moon is glowing orange due...
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