Timelapse Trip Through the Milky Way with Visits by Falling Stars
Gorgeous night skies and shooting stars abound. Apparently, we’ve a theme rolling today. One photographer shared his photo and musings on how to capture a falling star and another sent us this timelapse video- a very short but incredibly beautiful collection of images.
The artist, David Wilson, wrote:
Shot out Sprowel Creek Road, [the video] shows the majestic Milky Way and accompanying star field moving across the frame as they sink slowly beneath a southwesterly forested ridge line. Along the way, miscellaneous meteors from the Perseid meteor shower can be seen zipping through. The timelapse comprises 265 individual photographs, each a 20-second exposure. Allowing so much light in…allows a great deal more detail to show up in the Milky Way than we see with our naked eyes.
Click the brackets in the lower right of the video to expand to full screen. After doing that, there’s a good chance you’ll watch this one more than once and share it with your friends. Right below this are some icons you can use to share the video with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest and also by email.