Published on Sep 4, 2012
Let me tell you a story.
Not an ordinary one, but a beautiful, bright and violent story about the night.
About the dance of the ocean of stars. About the spectacular, bright and violent, nocturnal phenomena. About the striking sights we usually do not see.
Therefore, relax and let me drown you in the brightness of the night as you watch this video.
Like I said, there are some nocturnal phenomena captured in this time-lapse video (spoiler alert):
The video starts with noctilucent clouds (0:11-0:22s). I did not want to reveal their beauty at the beginning of the video :). You can also see them at 1:08-1:11 behind the cirrus clouds and only at 1:53-2:16 they are fully revealed.
Another interesting and quite rare phenomenon is shown ant 1:20-1:34. Those coloured stripes near the Moon are called moondogs.
You can see phenomenon called airglow what I think it is at 0:58-1:09 near horizon behind the cirrus clouds.
The rarest phenomenon in the video, and generally very rare sight is shown at 0:33. This is lunar circumzenithal arc (upside-down rainbow). It is better seen at 3:43-3:45.
At night the most bright and most violent phenomenon is lightning, of course. Some are captured at 1:10-1:13, and at 2:58-3:05. But the most spectacular sight is coming storm at 3:12-3:37. You definitely want to see it.
That is it. I hope you will enjoy these wonders of the night :).
Photos were taken with Nikon D3100. I used kit and Samyang fish-eye lens, cheap chinese intervalometer and shaky tripod with 2 kg dumbbell. Nothing special, but I did what I could.
Photographed and edited by Tadas Janušonis.
The background track is called "All is Violent, All is bright" by God Is An Astronaut. I am using it with band's permission.
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