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MUST SEE: Stunning night sky time lapse from majestic Rocky Mountains

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    Dalia Ibrahim
    Digital Reporter

    Saturday, February 1, 2014, 6:52 PM -

    What better way to experience Canada's majestic Rocky Mountains than with this stunning time lapse of our Milky Way Galaxy tracking across the night sky! 

    Photographer Jack Fusco created the video using the 2,000 individual pictures he took over a two-night span at last year's Jasper Dark Sky Festival, in Jasper Alberta. 

    "After checking out as much of the festival as I could, I scouted locations during the day and then made my way out between 5-6pm to get to the first spot before it was dark." wrote the photographer on his website. "I stayed out shooting and moving from spot to spot each night until just before sunrise." 

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    The project took Fusco to such locations as Lake Annette, Athabasca Glacier and Pyramid Lake, before he was forced to pack up on the third day due to unfavourable weather conditions. 

    Canada is home to 19 dark sky preserves, more than all other countries combined. Jasper National Park has been designated the world's second largest "Dark Sky Preserve," making it one of the few places in the world where stargazing is safeguarded against encroaching light pollution. 

    In Jasper National Park, there are more than 11,000 square kilometres of parkland where most lighting is prohibited, making it a both a class one and two site on the Bortle Dark-Sky Scale.

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