The ethereal Zodiacal Light

I came across this picture today from March 2018. It shows the ethereal Zodiacal Light stretching up towards the beautiful star cluster The Pleiades (or Seven Sisters). This is caused by sunlight illuminating interplanetary dust in the solar system and is only seen in Spring and Autumn. Althought faint, it can be seen with the naked eye from a dark place, the amazing thing about this photo is that it can be seen despite the very obvious light pollution from Puerto de la Cruz below. A testament to Tenerife’s very clear skies once you get above the clouds. Happy stargazing and I hope you get to see it!

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