Friday, March 25, 2011

I Like This Video

So, in keeping with my Friday tradition of posting things that I personally like, related to astronomy or not, here is this weeks thing (that just so happens to be related to astronomy.) :


In The Land Of The Northern Lights from Ole Christian Salomonsen on Vimeo.


A friend of mine in the astronomy club sent me this video. I also noticed it slowly spreading across the internet on a few sites. But if you haven't seen it yet, it is wonderful. On the video page, the guy that made this video provides a great write up on how he made this video. It includes over 50,000 still images over 6 months.

The movement is similar to what you would see if you were there watching it in person. This is thanks to the time lapse and speed of the video. It is amazing to see these auroral snakes move across the sky, and I hope one day to see them myself, Norway seems like a beautiful country.


26 comments:

Joel C Anatoli said...

The vid doesnt work budsky

Biff Tanner said...

Very cool!

Astronomy Pirate said...

Weird, the video seems to work for me. It might just be Vimeo, I dunno if you are in another country, might not work? Also, it links to the actual video if you are having problems getting it to work.

THUNDERCAT832 said...

Just too beautiful! It's a hot damn shame I cant see things like this in my home town! I think it would be less crazy over here if it was :(

Toto said...

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Araita said...

Norway is awesome, I wish I could go there too!

mac-and-me said...

awesome, would like to see it in real

Jay.CA said...

one of the best natural wonders. :D

Necroticism said...

Man, I'm definitely going to be more on vimeo than on youtube. Better quality on the videos, in both senses.

It's one of my dreams to see the Northern Lights. Soon, soon.

Moob said...

i enjoy it as well

Grafted said...

Beautiful

Elliot MacLeod-Michael said...

beautiful. definitely something i'd like to see before i die, like one of my top five

Every Day said...

Beautiful, would love to see them too.

Sam said...

That looks incredible

Electric Addict said...

wow just completely beautiful. looks unreal

Merlyy said...

Awesome video =)

TheHarvester said...

vid works for me. awesome too!

Paddock Webfoot said...

I have never seen auroras (aurorae?) with my own eyes and I feel strongly that I need to rectify this one day.

PekkaK said...

Welcome to Finland, we have Aurora Borealis too :)

My name is Maman. I'm one who likes all kinds of music. said...

great place.hoping to go there someday.

Glovey said...

Great post! Was a really good read! thanks for sharing!

Banacek said...

I live in a land of the northern lights. I guess after a while one just takes them for granted.

Malkavian said...

Hell yeah, brings back memories of the simpsons when skinner invited super intendent Chalmers to his house and burns his kitchen and then mr chalmers goes like GOOD LORD WHAT IS HAPPENING IN YOUR KITCHEN and Skinner says Aurora Borealis. Chalmers goes in a frenzy saying "Aurora borealis at this time of year at this time of day in this part of the country localized entirely in your Kitchen." yes, May i see it??...... NO.

Zombie said...

I would love to see the northern lights in person!!

Melanie said...

love the northern lights...

Venus said...

wow very beautiful. wish I were there.

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