It's estimated that 80% of North Americans and 60% of Europeans have never seen a clear view of the milky way. The milky way is hidden from more than
one-third of humanity due to light pollution. Well, people are missing out. The night sky is such a beautiful thing! So, I found this time lapse
video (and a few more) that can bring that beauty straight to the comfort of your home.
I know, it's not the same as walking outside and witnessing it. But still, it's pretty darn beautiful. A great way to start your Saturday
morning...looking at something beautiful. One warning though: The music was too loud for me. Probably need to lower the volume before you watch.
I think Time Lapse of the Milky Way can be stunning and serve as a visual reminder that regardless of what happens down here we are all living on a a
small rock spinning through space.
Here's the view from the European Southern Observatory in Chile.
It's a sad fact that the view of our home Galaxy is one of the great gifts enjoyed by our ancestors many of us have lost access to thanks to the light
pollution of the modern age.
That was a beautiful time lapse! Thanks for sharing it. Yeah, we miss out on a lot while we are doing the daily grind. I try to make sure I "stop and
smell the flowers" as much as possible though. Thanks for posting that!
a reply to: operation mindcrime
Yep, I live in a rural area as well. Watch the sun rise every morning and stare at the stars every night...unless it's snowing
We don't have too much light pollution here, so the night sky is pretty wondrous to look at. Sunset is gorgeous, sunrise is spectacular, just have to
take a few moments to notice it is all.
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