(evening sky) at 6h UT.
(evening sky) at 10h UT. Mag. −1.7.
at 20:02 UT. The time when the Sun reaches the point along the
ecliptic where it crosses into the southern celestial hemisphere
marking the start of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and
spring in the Southern Hemisphere.
(evening sky) at 1h UT.
(evening sky) at 1h UT. Mag. 0.5.
(farthest from Earth) at 7h UT (distance 404,348 km; angular
at 2:54 UT.
times Universal Time (UT). USA Central Standard Time = UT-6 hours. (DST = UT-5 hrs,)
is caused by sunlight reflected off meteoric dust in the plane
of the solar system. Choose a clear, moonless night, about 1-2
hours after sunset, and look for a large triangular-shaped glow
extending up from the horizon (along the ecliptic). The best
months to view the Zodiacal Light is when the ecliptic is almost
vertical at the horizon: March and April (evening) and
October-November (morning); times reversed for the southern
Picture of the Day (APOD)
the Zodiacal Light (Weatherscapes)