xoxoxoBruce Sunday Jan 24 11:41 PM
Jan 25, 2010: Zodiacal Light
Zodiacal Light, sounds like the quickie horoscopes from fortune cookies, or the newspaper's comics page.
monster Monday Jan 25 12:00 AM
Looks like an egg frying in the sea.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Jan 25 12:04 AM
Yes, except the sea is clouds... at about 8,000 ft.
monster Monday Jan 25 12:13 AM
right. hence the "looks like...."
SPUCK Monday Jan 25 04:07 AM
Zodiacal Light? Yeah right. That's just my neighbor's house lit up like the state pen.
Trilby Monday Jan 25 09:23 AM
Pie Monday Jan 25 09:32 AM
FWIW, the zodiacal light is the haze in the sky, not the lights on the ground.
lupin..the..3rd Monday Jan 25 10:00 AM
glatt Monday Jan 25 10:07 AM
"The La Silla Observatory is located at the outskirts of the Chilean Atacama Desert, one of the driest and loneliest areas of the world. Like other observatories in this geographical area, La Silla is located far from sources of light pollution and, like the Paranal Observatory, home to the Very Large Telescope, it has one of the darkest night skies on the Earth."
glatt Monday Jan 25 10:17 AM
Actually, the egg could be in the sea. La Silla is about 40 miles from the Pacific ocean. Using Google Earth, you can see that the ocean is visible from there.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Jan 25 12:10 PM
Pie Monday Jan 25 12:16 PM
The sun's in the plane of the ecliptic, so it would be co-linear with the zodiacal light. The bright semi-foreground object is not in that plane.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Jan 25 12:25 PM
So it must be an egg.
glatt Monday Jan 25 12:30 PM
I think it's the lights from the coastal village of Los Choros (29 17' 26"S, 71 18' 34"W) lighting up some fog.
jinx Monday Jan 25 12:43 PM
Fire! Fire! [/beavis]
Pie Monday Jan 25 01:26 PM
Pie Monday Jan 25 01:27 PM
...and the Photoshop. :p
classicman Monday Jan 25 01:54 PM
nice one pie
Gravdigr Monday Jan 25 03:37 PM
Elspode Tuesday Jan 26 01:01 AM
I like the German name for this phenomenon, which I believe is "Gegenschein".
ZenGum Tuesday Jan 26 05:46 AM
sullage Tuesday Jan 26 07:03 AM
i love this image
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Jan 26 09:54 AM
Queen of the Ryche Tuesday Jan 26 02:14 PM
It's a shark.
Pie Tuesday Jan 26 02:23 PM
(for clarity, the ps wasn't mine, just something I found whilst googling.)
Spexxvet Tuesday Jan 26 02:27 PM
Nice Googling, Pie!
Sheldonrs Tuesday Jan 26 05:32 PM