Excellent chance to see the zodiacal light

These next few days offer skygazers an excellent chance to see the zodiacal light. From the Northern Hemisphere, late winter and early spring are great times to observe this elusive glow after sunset. It appears slightly fainter than the Milky Way, so you’ll need a clear moonless sky and an observing site located far from the city. The Moon stays out of the early evening sky through March 7.

The faint, diffuse, and roughly triangular white glow appears to extend from the Sun's direction and along the zodiac, straddling the ecliptic. Sunlight scattered by interplanetary dust causes this phenomenon.

Phedias Hadjicharalambous
Cyprus Astronomy Organisation.