THIS evening after sunset I noticed a column of yellowish light over where the sun had set, and moving with the sun. I have seen the same before. Can it be the zodiacal light? I have frequently noticed during the present year, while the sun was much too high for any sunset colours, a pinkish colour in the sky. This has been observed by others, but I do not know whether it has been seen outside the British Islands. It must be connected with the sunset-glows which several of your correspondents have described.
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MURPHY, J. The Sky-Glows. Nature 30, 583 (1884). https://doi.org/10.1038/030583b0