Zodiacal light (w-259-24)

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The zodiacal light, sometimes called the false dawn, at the onset of astronomical twilight (2 hours prior to sunrise). It looks like a slanted column of light, with pyramidal shape, rising from the eastern horizon. Taken in early November 2000, near the Magdalena Mountains in New Mexico, USA.

Fuji Superia 800 film, exp. 4 minutes at f/2.8 with 28mm lens.