Cool Information on the Zodiac

As you explore the ins and outs of the zodiac, there are probably a couple of concepts and items in the sky that you never knew existed. In this article, you will encounter information on some special dust, as well as the common traits and characteristics dealing with Libras and Scorpios.

What is Zodiacal Light?

The faintly detected, whitish glow that some spy in the night sky seems to go beyond the vicinity of the sun located along the ecliptic or zodiac. If you are positioned amongst the mid-northern latitudes, you will find the zodiacal light is best observed in the western sky during the springtime after the evening twilight has totally vanished. In the eastern sky during the fall season (just before the morning twilight is seen), the zodiacal light makes a guest appearance. The faintness of this sight is so remarkable that many dismiss its existence as light pollution or moonlight.

The further away the light is from the sun, the higher the overall intensity. However, on nights filled with darkness , this image is found to surround about the ecliptic. In 1683, an astronomer first looked into this phenomenon by the name of Giovanni Domenico Cassini. However, a clear-cut explanation came when Nicolas Fatio de Duiller made things regarding this light very clear (in 1684).

What is Zodiacal Dust?

In the Solar System, you will learn that zodiacal dust creates the shape of a pancake in the form of a cloud. A collection of this dust is referred to as a zodiacal cloud, which also takes up the same space as the orbit of the planets. If you were wondering, the dust particles measure between 1 and 300 micrometers in diameters and come from the tails of comets. Collision between asteroids is also behind some of the zodiacal dust in the sky. A German astronomer named Walter Grotrian in 1934 first discovered this concept.


Those that are born between September 23rd and October 22nd are associated with the zodiac sign of Libra. Venus is in charge of this sign, which is represented by the scales. Some of the common characteristics associated with this sign include compassion, loyalty, devotion, and indecisiveness. While Libras are trusting individuals; they can also become rather possessive. When looking for love, the Libra is most compatible with Aries, Aquarius, and Taurus.   


When you are born between October 23rd and November 21st, you are attached to the zodiac sign of Scorpio, which is ruled by Pluto and represented by the scorpion. Some of the typical traits linked to Scorpios include passion, motivation, temperamental moods, cleverness, sarcasm, and suspicion. With a love of money, you will also not be surprised when a Scorpio says one thing although they have something completely different on their mind. Perfect love matches for a Scorpio includes the likes of Leo, Pisces, and Capricorn.