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Mike Lewinski
Tres Piedras, New Mexico
06:57 pm

Equipment Details:

Sony a6000 with kit lens and external intervalometer as part of time lapse sequence

Post-processing Details:

Minor adjustment to levels to bring out the zodiacal light more.

Image Details:

As we near the cross-quarter day, the zodiacal light has returned to the western sky at sunset (in the fall it is in the eastern sky before sunrise). This was very bright last night and I noticed with my unaided eye. Zodiacal light is sometimes called 'false dawn' when appearing in the east.

Watch it change in the timelapse that this frame was taken from: