Eye Candy: The Milky Way Over El Teide


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This is just gorgeous.

The Mountain by Terje Sorgjerd: time-lapse of the terrain and the sky above Teide Observatory on Spain’s tallest mountain. Sez he:

A large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert on the 9th April and at approx 3am in the night the sandstorm hit me, making it nearly impossible to see the sky with my own eyes.

Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole scene was ruined. To my surprise, my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way.

Full effect at full screen with the sound up.

Music: ‘Nuvole bianche’ by Ludovico Einaudi

Previously (and also from Terje Sorgjerd): Aurora Borealis: Kirkenes