Wednesday, June 29, 2011

'Gone' on Vacation.

I am going to be spending a week or two down in North Carolina at the Outer Banks with my girlfriend. I will have my laptop and telescope and stuff with me, so I will make occasional updates on whatever catches my fancy. I will try to cover the final space shuttle launch, which is hopefully on the 8th, if it doesn't get delayed. I might even get to watch it travel up the eastern seaboard if we time it right.

Needless to say, I am excited to spend some time with my girlfriend, but the Outer Banks has another draw. See, it gets dark there, really really dark. To give you an idea of this, and maybe inspire some jealousy, I want you to watch the video below. It circulated on a couple astronomy blogs around June 15th. It is made by Daniel Lowe, and he wrote an article on how the video was made.

You are gonna want to set it to HD and turn full screen on.


Night Motion Timelapse: Outer Banks from Daniel Dragon Films on Vimeo.
(Yes that's a fire across the water in some of the footage. There has been a wildfire on the mainland that has been going on for some months now.)

Beautiful and majestic, I cannot wait to get out under the stars and snuggle up with my girl.

The video is on Vimeo, so I'm not sure how well that works internationally,
but maybe there is a Youtube version out there.


24 comments:

A Beer for the Shower said...

Sounds like a great vacation. Have a blast and make sure that it's actually your girlfriend getting friendly when that darkness hits.

M Pax said...

Have a great time!

-E- said...

have fun!

The Liquor Guy said...

Having a little bit of a problem viewing the video. might be too HD for my laptop :(

Jay said...

have a great one!

Zombie said...

Hope you have a great vacation!!!

The Onion Gypsy said...

have a great time!!! +followed

AllenTesch said...

Jusst spent some weekend vacation time. Starting to begin another. Have fun.

Buckaroopopcorn said...

Sounds like a great trip but it's pretty hard to make someone who lives in northern Canada jelly of a dark sky ;)

Aaron M. Gipson said...

At about the 54 second mark, it looks like the sun is putting off steam from being in the ocean. Really beautiful video, and it sounds like a really cool trip you have lined up. May your nights not go as quickly as this time lapse though...

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Amazing video. Enjoy your vacation!

Major.Mack said...

yeah, enjoy ureself.

The Dawg said...

Sounds like a potentially romantic place. Have a nice vacation!

The Angry Lurker said...

Have a good one.

ScottD said...

enjoy your vacation!

Patti D. said...

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iNews said...

Nice post, i like your blog.
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Necroticism said...

Wow! even on vacation you'll post, that's dedication :P

Banacek said...

Awwww. How romantic!

Rudolf said...

nice video!

MRanthrope said...

enjoy your time off sir!

RedHeadRob said...

warped tour is on the 8th here! Dammit! I'm not missing this launch!

Icepax_Nmir said...

Enjoy yourself!

Electric Addict said...

have fun!

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