Just another way cool night sky time lapse video

By Phil Plait | July 14, 2012 7:00 am

T-Recs — Timelapse Recording — put together a nifty time lapse video showing the stars rising and setting over Death valley, Yosemite, and… Indiana? Actually, it’s an interesting use of some graphic effects to give the view an ethereal feel to it:

I love the stars reflected in cars! And I also think it’s neat how the star labels follow their annotatees. That does make it a bit easier to figure out what you’re seeing.


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CATEGORIZED UNDER: Astronomy, Cool stuff, Pretty pictures
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Comments (8)

  1. FMCH

    Wow, these things are so awesome. I feel small and at the same time, an incredible sense of wonder and amazement about our place in the cosmos.

  2. lamanga2004

    ^ you used the exact same word that I was going to, and still will, use: AWESOME.

    And yes, Phil, those stars reflected in the car windscreen (windshield) and bonnet (hood) were amazing.

  3. Martin Cohen

    Impressive to look at but ….
    another video with music that has nothing whatsoever to do with the subject.

    Thank goodness for my “Mute” key.

  4. Will Mattsson

    I have a brand new iMac and I still can’t Vimeo to play without stuttering, choppy audio and so on. I can’t find any help on the Vimeo website. Any ideas?

  5. Crux Australis

    T-recs = awesome name + awesome videos

  6. Wow, impressive, pretty cool shots, makes you think you’re on another planet. Some pink floyd or similar would probably be a decent soundtrack as well.

  7. Steve

    I love the climbers’ lamps on the rock face at about 2:45 into the video, from Yosemite.

  8. Steve

    re #4 post: Will, I have a fairly new mini-mac running OS 10.7.4, and have no trouble at all viewing Vimeo movies. Two recommendations: one, do you have a Vimeo account, and two, what is your connection to the ‘net. Slow speed connections could cause your problems, sad to say.

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