As a kid, I used to love nights spent out in the country. There is simply nothing like that kind of view.
Away from the light pollution of the city, the night’s sky takes on an otherworldly appearance. Looking up into the vastness of the sky with its endless stars, constellations, and planets, it seemed unimaginable that it could really exist. But no matter how many times I have looked up at the stars, I have never seen the night’s sky like this!
Trails End is a stunning time-lapse video by Randy Halverson. Shot mostly in Wyoming, Utah, and South Dakota, it is a compilation of his best videos from 2014.
The awe-inspiring images are so incredible they appear to be the result of Hollywood magic. But Halverson assures us on his site, dakotalapse.com, that “What you see is real, but you can’t see it this way with the naked eye. It is the result of 20-30 second exposures edited together over many hours to produce the timelapse. This allows you to see the Milky Way, Aurora and other phenomena in a way you wouldn’t normally see them.”
At the 1:01 mark, you can see a colorful aurora, a light show provoked by energy from the sun, as well as meteors flashing by at 1:33 and 3:20.
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