n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Zodiacal light mystery probed : news note

Volume 69, Issue 3_4
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



One of the things people attempt to see when visiting an ultra-dark site is to look for the eerie and elusive zodiacal light, a feeble nebulous cone based on the horizon and extending upwards along the ecliptic. It originates from sunlight scattered off countless tiny flecks of dust in the inner Solar System.

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