The Sky in Motion: 7,000 NASA Images in a Mesmerizing Timelapse
The Earth, the Moon, the stars, and the joys of geekdom.
By Maria Popova
This being the International Year of Astronomy and all, we thought it would be kind of nice to swap the daily screen stare for a wide look at the open skies. Granted, we can’t really do that, but we can try to do both.
The Sky in Motion is a fascinating, hypnotic project featuring several time-lapse videos, each composed of over 7,000 images revealing the richness of our skies. Featured in NASA‘s Astronomy Picture of the Day, this video blends the romantic obsession over the Moon, the Sun and the stars with the scientific awe of meteors, satellites, and crepuscular rays — all framed by the wonder of Earth’s own rotation.
Seems like NASA has come a long way from those laughable times we shall not speak of again.
Published January 9, 2009