Time lapse: All Is Violent, All Is Bright

By Phil Plait | September 30, 2012 7:09 am

For this, the last day of the US Fiscal Year, here’s a lovely time lapse video from Tadas JanuŇ°onis, a photographer in Lithuania. It’s called "All is Violent, All is Bright", and features a series of interesting optical phenomena in the sky.

Did you catch everything? There were noctilucent clouds, halos, moondogs, and a brief lunar corona.

But my favorite is the phenomenal oncoming storm starting three minutes in.

That, or the giant spider (at 2:40) clearly bent on destroying the world. I’m partial to stuff like that.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Astronomy, Cool stuff

Comments (14)

  1. Rohan

    The sound track is also called “All is Violent, All is bright”, by God is an astronaut. Insane music that matches this video perfectly.

  2. Grand Lunar

    “…the phenomenal oncoming storm starting three minutes in.”

    So that was The Doctor? ūüėÄ

    Seriously though, this was excellent work, showing off what an awesome planet we live on, but rarely appreciate.

  3. Daniel J. Andrews

    I liked that. The spider was a fav part too. Bet he could probably sell a few clips as part of a car ad too, esp. the t-storm part.

  4. Delphia

    3:45 A Lunar Circumzenithal arc. Great video, love it, thanks.

  5. kat wagner

    what Rohan said – the storm matched the music and I got all goosebumpy! The spider was an orb weaver and they don’t eat people. I loved all the stuff going on here.

  6. Gareth

    That’s no storm!

    It’s the aliens from Independence Day arriving.

  7. Artor

    The storm was pretty awesome, but I was disappointed that he cut the film once it hit. I wanted to see the flashes from inside it. The bit at the end where he layered stills of the storm was very cool too, but went to quick.

    Yeah, orb weavers don’t eat people normally, but I don’t know about the ones that take up several degrees of the sky. Maybe we can train them to spin us a cable for a space elevator?

  8. James evans

    Videos like this prove that the Internet can indeed be a unique purveyor of PURE AWESOME‚ĄĘ.

  9. A good reminder about the amazing things to see by looking up.

    I remain disturbed by the number of adults who are completely thrown when they see the Moon in the sky during the day. All these years and you’ve never looked up?

  10. Messier Tidy Upper

    Magnificently superluminous. Cheers. :-)

  11. Roger Wilco

    Phil said: Did you catch everything?

    How about the Geostationary satellite in the top right corner at about 1:42.

  12. Nigel Depledge

    I, for one, welcome our new arachnid overlords.

  13. It’s the second time I see God is an Astronaut featured in a time-lapse video. Their music match these kinds of videos so well. The spider looks like an argiope bruennichi. These are wicked. They feast on grasshopers and they never leave a web lying around, and they are not at all aggressive. It’s said they sting like a wasp when they bite though. They hunt during the day, rebuild their webs at night. Sometimes, they decorate their webs with stabilimenta, which are thought to reflect UV light a flower would, luring insects in. I had one close to my doorstep this summer, I used to feed it the little moths that infiltrated my apartment.

  14. DrFlimmer

    I guess, no one will read this now, but I was most terrified of the Weeping Angle!

    Yes, it is THE oncoming storm!!!


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