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Time lapse: Journey through canyons

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitJul 23, 2011 11:14 AM


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I love astronomy (duh), I love geology, and I love meteorology, so if you combine all three in a high-definition time lapse video, well, I'll love it:

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Very pretty! It's by someone who goes by the name Metron, who also has a pretty cool video of lava flowing from Kilauea

. I like watching the stars move in sweeping arcs in these videos. So that's why at about three minutes in, when the video shows a wall off hoodoos*

with the stars over it, I was baffled for about two seconds when I noticed one wasn't moving. I wondered if it was a piece of dust on my screen... then I smiled sheepishly when I figured out just which star it was

. Just goes to show you, sometimes you have to focus on the big picture. Tip o' the lens cap to Tim Deem.

^* I bet most of my readers didn't know those wind-eroded towers that look like minarets are called that! The more you know.

Related posts: - Time lapsed: the Moon plunges into shadow - Time lapse video: from North Carolina to the galactic center - Gorgeous Milky Way Time Lapse - Incredibly, impossibly beautiful time lapse video - Dust, from the desert below to the galaxy above - OK, because I like y'all: bonus aurora timelapse video - AWESOME timelapse video: Rapture

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