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The Sciences

Time lapse: All Is Violent, All Is Bright

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitSeptember 30, 2012 4:09 PM


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

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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.

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