Orion and Zodiacal Light
Stars of the winter sky sets in this evening view from the World Heritage Teide National park in Tenerife, Canary Islands. Note the prominent figure of constellation Orion at left and the V-shaped figure in Taurus (the Bull) at right. The pale-blue elongated glow is the Zodiacal Light, sunlight refledted and forward scattered by the dust in the plane of the Solar System. Zodiacal Light is best visible under dark skies along the ecliptic as a faint but large cone-shaped glow right after the evening twilight or just before dawn. On the right is the Roque Cinchado, a famous giant rock formation eroded by the strong winds that often blows in this area.