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Brilliant timelapse of the Milky Way


Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Saturday, January 25, 2014, 12:57 PM - If you're a night sky watcher, or even if you're not, you HAVE to watch this timelapse of the Milky Way galaxy:

Ancients from Nicholas Buer on Vimeo.

Called "Ancients," this work of art was put together by photographer and filmmaker Nicholas Buer, who uploaded it to his Vimeo page earlier this month.

He says it follows the "ancient cycle of sunset, to night, to sunrise - a continuous loop of perpetual movement that has been unbroken since the dawn of time, the only true constant in our lives."

He shot it over 12 days in Chile's Atacama Desert, at an altitude of 2600 m.

"The Atacama is well-known for what are arguably the cleanest, darkest skies on Earth," the photographer says. "The dry air adds an extra transparency and this coupled with the altitude creates a night sky like no other."

The best timelapses come with a good soundtrack, and this one is no different, featuring music from Shudan.


WANT MORE TIMELAPSES? We feature new ones every Tuesday. See the latest from Death Valley.


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