From a corner of the sphere known for being home to some of the darkest nights. Beautiful timelapse.
Total solar eclipse time lapse, Nov 14 2012, The Granite, FNQ, Australia.
Photographer Christoph Malin from Austria created the stunning film by stacking image sequences taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The results show off incredible patterns of light as the ISS zooms by. Along with the man-made metropolises, viewers can catch a glimpse of lightning corridors flashing within clouds, green auroras, satellite tracks, meteors, and even a quick appearance by the famous sun-diving comet Lovejoy (at about 1:42).
Located 10,000 light-years away in the northern constellation Cassiopeia, Cassiopeia A is the remnant of a once massive star that died in a violent supernova explosion 325 years ago.
Venus - Lunar Occultation
Incredible time lapse by Kwon O Chul of the celestial event last month. It’s almost like watching a scene from some unknown realm with the dreamlike lights of Korea glowing beneath the clouds. The dawn that follows is just as magical.
Rising in the dark hours before dawn, wandering Venus now shines as the brilliant morning star. Its close conjunction with the Moon on August 13 was appreciated around planet Earth. But skygazers in eastern Asia were also treated to a lunar occultation, the waning crescent Moon passing directly in front of the bright planet in still dark skies.
Photo by Kwon, O Chul via APOD
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