Sky in Motion


(Vimeo Direktsky, via MeFi)

Wie könnte man das internationale Jahr der Astronomie (Link via Anke) besser starten, als mit dem Astronomical Picture of the Day der Nasa von 2008, das ja alleine deshalb schon interessant ist, weil es kein Picture sondern ein Video ist.

This 4-minute, time-lapse video is composed from a series of 7,000 images highlighting much of what you could see. Arcing through the sky in a stately reflection of planet Earth's own rotation are Moon, Sun and stars. But the sequence also features satellites and meteors streaking overhead, clouds moving along the horizon changing in a beautiful iridescence, and beaming crepuscular rays.