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Yosemite time lapse

By Phil Plait | May 4, 2012 1:23 pm

One of my biggest regrets about living in California for six years is that I never drove to Yosemite National Park, which was a mere 4.5 hours away. What was I thinking?

And time lapse videos like this don’t make me feel any better.

It’s a small comfort knowing I’ll be spending a week in the magnificent Colorado Rockies in September, but still. I’ll have to carve some time out of my life and visit Yosemite. And Yellowstone. And Antarctica, and Denali, and and and.

So much planet, so little time.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Pretty pictures
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Time lapse: Yosemite

By Phil Plait | January 21, 2012 1:27 pm

Apparently I could do nothing but post incredible time lapse videos all the time. Watch this staggeringly beautiful video, "Yosemite", and be in awe.

[YES, make it full screen and HD!]

The video was made by Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty, and the music? "Outro", by a group called M83.

Ha! That’s the name of a spiral galaxy I’ve written about once or twice before. Even thrice. And it’s appropriate, given how prominently our own galaxy features in this video.

The shots of the park during the day aren’t too shabby, either.

I’ve lived out west for twelve years now, and I’ve never made it to Yosemite park. Maybe it’s time to change that.

Tip o’ the piton to Chris Perriman.


Related posts:

Time lapse: The Aurora
Time lapse: old rocks and old skies
Orion in the Mayan skies
The lines in the sky are stars
Incredible all-sky picture
Very Large Telescope, Very Stunning Time Lapse Video

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