Alps lapse

By Phil Plait | June 23, 2011 1:30 pm

I’ve had a turbulent couple of days, so watching this time lapse of laminar flow of clouds over the Swiss Alps was just what I needed:

Very pretty! There’s some astronomy in there as well; in several of the clips as the Milky Way passes by you can also spot the Andromeda galaxy; Orion can be seen in others as well. I think my favorite part was seeing airplane contrails pop into existence and then stream away with the clouds. The video is by Patryk Kizny, who also did the time lapse video of the star party in Poland.

And yeah, there’s turbulent flow there as well. But from a distance, that’s pretty too.

Tip o’ the mug o’ cocoa to Patryk Kizny.


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