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This site, from Atmospheric Optics, contains information about zodiacal light--sunlight scattered by dust particles between the planets.  The best times to observe such scattering are provided along with explanations of how the light is scattered forward and backwards.  An image provides an example of zodiacal light.
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- Fundamentals
= Night Sky
= Properties of Light
- Solar System
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Upper Undergraduate
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image credit: Dominic Cantin; image source; larger image This resource was featured by the Physics To Go collection from December 16, 2007 until January 1, 2008. View the feature here!

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dust, ecliptic, gegenschein, reflection, scatter, sunlight
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Metadata instance created December 11, 2007 by Ann Deml
Record Updated:
December 11, 2007 by Ed Lee
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