Zodiacal light in Monument Valley, Arizona

Zodiacal light – also called the false dusk – and the natural totem poles in Monument Valley, Arizona.

Photo credit: Vincent Brady

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Vincent Brady took this dramatic photo on February 24, about 45 minutes after dusk. Do yourself a favor and click here to see a larger version of this panoramic image. Vincent wrote:

Shooting several nights in the desert in late February I was prepared to witness this sight thanks to EarthSky’s article on zodiacal light. I found it to be very informative. Thanks for helping me understand this solar system phenomenon!

See more photography by Vincent Brady at his website.

Everything you need to know: Zodiacal light or false dusk

Eleanor Imster