Autumn 2001 Zodiacal Lights Gallery
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Summary: Autumn is the season for early-morning Zodiacal Lights. Each day before dawn sky watchers with dark skies can spot a faint triangle of light above the eastern horizon caused by sunlight reflecting from interplanetary dust grains.

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  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Lyndon Anderson,
near Bismarck, North Dakota, USA
Oct. 18, 2001
#1, #2, #3 L. Anderson: "This was my first attempt photographing zodiacal light. The light, directly east, was easy to pick out in the pre-dawn darkness. I took photographs from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. There was no moonlight, and no northern lights to brighten the sky." [extended caption]

Jan Lameer,
Island of Terschelling, Netherlands
Aug. 29, 2001
#1 This beautiful photo includes Zodiacal Lights and three planets. Photo details: Exposure 1 hour on Kodak Gold 200 with a Nikkor 16mm f/3,5 full frame fish eye lens. [extended caption]

Below: Autumn 2000

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Chris Grohusko, Cornudas Mountains, Texas, USA
Nov. 30, 2000
#1, #2 C. Grohusko: "I was looking for Northern Lights near 5 a.m. when I saw in the east this wonderful 'horn of light' like an isolated waterfall. Very beautiful! I will never forget it."

Dominic Cantin, near Quebec City, Canada
August, 2000
#1 D. Cantin: "The planet Venus and the open cluster M44 are visible on this photo." Photo Details: 28 mm @ f 2.8, Fuji Superia 800 , 2 minutes exp.

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