Tuesday, February 9, 2016
We are under some of the darkest skies that I have ever seen, here in Magdalena, NM. Our friend John Briggs, who I have known for years now, lives here on 80 acres some distance from town. He was determined that we would get to see the Zodiacal Light, which is caused by sunlight scattered by particles of space dust, and can only be seen about an hour and a half after the sun has set, IF you are in pristine dark skies. The slightest amount of light pollution will make this invisible. It is a stunning thing to see, perched on top of a hill, with the entire sky filled with brilliant stars overhead.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 8:22 AM