Sweet Time-Lapse Of The Milky Way Over Hawaii

Submitted by: TMLkicks89 7 years ago in Science

Wow, the universe is eerie in stop-motion.
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Female 69
I want more!
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Female 635
ooooo pretty

:] <333

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Female 3
we are so vulnerable to space
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Female 14
It was very mellow, loved the music choice. Great piece all the way around.
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Male 485
should be longer
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Female 579
this would make such an awesome music video or something. :D
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Male 8,302
> i thought shooting stars were rare

Nope, on average you will see about one every hour. Also, where I am, 40 degrees south, you see about 1 satellite every 15 minutes or so.

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Male 275
I wish it ran for longer. I love this kind of stuff.
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Male 559
I admit that was very beautiful but let me tell you the most stars I ever saw (and more beautiful than this in my mind) is out in the mojave desert in august. Shooting stars EVERYWHERE, so many stars you can see the landscape from the light, if you are out far enough where there is no glow from a close by city, you can even see satalites moving. Very cool.
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Male 12,138
[quote]damn....i thought shooting stars were rare....that was like 4 in one night![/quote]

Nah, they`re not that rare. It`s not uncommon for there to be hundreds visible to the naked eye in any one night from a given vantage point. During meteor showers such as the Perseids, there can be more than one "shooting star" per minute.

We only think of them as rare because don`t spend much time as individual observers looking at the night sky.

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Female 943
reminds me of how small we are.
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Male 3,915
damn....i thought shooting stars were rare....that was like 4 in one night!
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Male 145
ah... makes me homesick! can`t wait to get back to Maui and see those stars again.
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Male 41
Hawaii is just about the most beautiful State in America. Oh and I`ve been on that volcano at night! It`s incredible.
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Female 627
Epic
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Male 496
For those of you that know of Carl Sagan, this is an old post but one I feel is very relevant. For those that do not know who he is but wish for a voyage equivalent to or better than this video, then follow this link.

http://www.bigskyastroclub.org/pale_blue...

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Male 108
amazing
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Male 670
That is a really clear sky. This was cool.
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Male 838
I agree with a few of the other posters. This is truly stunning, and truly makes me feel quite tiny and insignificant. I, too, could watch this for hours on end.
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Male 540
I could watch this for hours, it`s so hypnotic.
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Male 3,431
Pumba, your question and following statement are correct. You can see a portion of the Milky Way for the same reason you can see a portion of the solar system and a portion of the earth from your vantage point.

There are a number of images of the Andromeda Galaxy which the Milky Way is widely thought to resemble, but the Human Race has never sent anything beyond the edge of our galaxy, thus we cannot see exactly what our galaxy looks like to an outside observer.

It is like trying to determine the exterior appearance of a house solely by looking around at the interior.

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Female 100
@pumba62

The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy. There are arms that come off of the central point. So, what we see is another arm.


This is the only reason I`d never be able to live in a city. I can`t imagine not seeing the stars.

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Male 189
Looking out through the night sky at our galaxy and knowing how huge it is makes me feel small and insignificant.
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Female 846
exactly, pumba62!
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Male 1,016
I lived in a rural area of Nova Scotia and I would lay on the grass on a clear night and stare at the stars for hours simply amazed at the multitude of lights on the sky!
My question is ....if we are part of the Milky Way how can we see the milky way or are we simply seeing part of the milky way just like you can see part of your house when you are in it but all of it when you are out of it?
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Female 20
Simply amazing!
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Male 509
"Why we can`t see this is cities?"
If that "is" was meant to be an "in", then it`s because of light pollution. I live in the NE of england in a largeish town and can just about see most of Orion. My parents and I went on holiday to Cornwall in the south (yes, a rural area) a few years back and I saw this kind of thing and was suitably amazed.
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Male 695
Was that it? It was like an intro to something... Like for example some sort of space-timelapse video.
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Male 191
Why we can`t see this is cities?
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Male 1,929
It`s a weird fact of modern life that you only get to see the stars when you go on holiday to somewhere rural. It`s breathtaking when you look up and realise whats been above your head for every night of your life.
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Male 3,425
Wow, that`s beautiful. I really hope at some point in my life, I could go somewhere as beautiful as Hawaii and see this sort of thing.
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Female 84
Gosh I remember being in some rural area far that was mostly dark at night and the sky was definitely a sight. I`m just glad I get to see that in my life...
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Male 63
Mesmerizing.
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Male 7
Makes me miss living in rural Missouri. Nothing instills that feeling of "Awe" more than seeing the sky like that. Very beautiful.
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Female 355
Oh wow this is awesome! Sometimes I wish I lived in an area with less light pollution. I`m lucky to see just a few stars in the sky, much less something as amazing as this! My three favorite things: Archaeology, geology, and astronomy.
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Male 1,685
wow. that is phenomenal.
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Male 15,832
Actually, bry, you have it exactly backwards. It is a type of stop motion using low-speed cameras. I reckon this was done with a ~5-sec. exposure every minute or so for a few hours. (I suppose I could calculate frequency of the exposures if I knew the frame rate of the video, and I went to the trouble to analyze the real-time duration of a scene from the motion of the stars, but I`m just too damned lazy for that.)

But you`re right, it is spectacular.

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Male 12,138
[quote]Not stop-motion and not high-speed cameras - I`m thinking more like time-lapse.[/quote]

Funny you mention that, cause I was thinking that too. Seems to me there was a subliminal message implanted in the title of the link somewhere, where it`s called "Sweet Time-Lapse Of The Milky Way Over Hawaii".

Darned if I can spot it though.

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Male 454
Bitchin`, man. Bitchin`.
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Male 904
Not stop-motion and not high-speed cameras - I`m thinking more like time-lapse.
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Male 18
That is beautiful
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Male 74
lion...naahh, he`s the one that lives in constant fear of replacement
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Male 8,302
> jeepjones
> Could`ve been better, I was expecting something really spectactular.

Jeepers-frakkin-Allah. Millions of stars send light for tens of millions of years from every imaginable direction to demonstrate the incredibly complex rotation of the earth and cosmos in a video taking thousands of years of technological development to produce, and you want something `spectacular`?

Your missus must live in constant fear of replacement.

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Male 74
absolutely spectacular!

and not stop-motion, try high-speed cameras

is it just me or has IAB really gone downhill?

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Male 670
wow. that was amazing
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Male 554
Could`ve been better, I was expecting something really spectactular.
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Female 10
AMAZING
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Male 599
Very cool, but not stop motion.
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Male 56
awesomee
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Male 894
wow! ya dont see stuff like this in nebraska. no sir. you can usually find orion on a clear night, thats about it
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Male 1,149
[quote]Wow, assuming they took, say, 1 frame per minute on that video, can you imagine how slow the band had to play, so the music came out normal when it was played back?
(Lionhart2)

Playing stupid isn`t very funny. [/quote]

Heh i thought it was pretty funny. Lighten up dude!

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Male 2,402
Yeah it`s beautiful on the summit of Mauna Kea. However go down below the clouds, and you can`t see crap. It rains almost every night or the volcano haze covers up when the southern winds come.
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Male 5,189
More stuff like this is needed. Love these kind of things. :D
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Female 9,557
So cool.
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Female 14
thats so cool
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Male 195
Wow, assuming they took, say, 1 frame per minute on that video, can you imagine how slow the band had to play, so the music came out normal when it was played back?
(Lionhart2)

Playing stupid isn`t very funny.

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Male 3,631
Yeah - take that Jesus!
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Male 193
here comes the sun doo doo do-dooo
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Male 62
Oooh! I just applied for a job at Keck Obs!
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Female 3,828
LOL i love how the canadians on here are going "aww crap. our sky sucks" but guys remember we have the northern lights, too!! you just have to get out of a big city away from the lights and you can usually see it.

That sky is awesome, though. ours isnt nearly as busy.

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Male 8,302
Wow, assuming they took, say, 1 frame per minute on that video, can you imagine how slow the band had to play, so the music came out normal when it was played back?
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Female 1,148
dear Lawyerscum,

I love you.

And this video is absolutely beautiful. O.O !

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Male 410
Man I wish I lived somewhere where I could see sky like that every night.
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Male 2,229
I find it annoying that when people say `the universe` and then reference our galaxy. Where in any reference to `the universe` includes everything from the sub-atomic quarks to the farthest visible "edge" of the universe. Which also includes god(s), life energy, and a multitude of `other` unexplained "things" that trickery has fail to duplicate, and science has yet to explain. The Universe is SO much more than what our minds collectively and individually have so `observed`, measured, and calculated it to be.
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Male 4,680
Couldn`t help but think of doctor who whilst I was watching this.

"So many stars..."
"Which one do you want to visit next?"

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Male 28
Our universe is incredibly big and strange...if we could stop killing each other because of religion and money, we might get a chance to explore it.
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Female 240
I dont think ive ever seen something so beautiful
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Male 1,931
Space is larger than anything we can imagine. For anyone who thinks there is a deity, or that should such a being exist, and it actually cares for us is blind.
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Male 730
Mindgasm achieved.
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Male 224
Someone explain all this science to me, or else I just can`t believe or accept it.
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Male 57
Too short, better off watching `The Universe` muted with some Pink Floyd in the background.
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Male 4,745
What a wonderful world.
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Male 988
3 "shooting stars" :D
<3 astronomy
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Female 1,593
So beautiful. <3
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Male 131
Each star represents a sun, much bigger than ours, billions of light years away from eachother. F*cking incredible when you think of how big the universe is.
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Male 1,059
Wow, that was incredible. It almost looks like the Earth stands still and the universe is simply rotating around us as if we are on top of a ball that is inside a bigger hollowed ball.
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Male 3,369
This is one of the reasons why I know there is no god!
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Female 523
that was really amazing. :)
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Male 18
Like I didn`t already feel insignificant ..... jeez ....

On a serious note though, that was beautiful

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Male 928
What is so great about this video? It was short and uninteresting. The view was not all that great.
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Male 668
That`s pretty amazing.
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Male 864
Stop-motion? This is time-lapse... Which it says too... Someone`s confused.
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Male 364
Wow, that gave me goosebumps...!
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Male 224
Galaxy rise... awesome
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Female 1,578
Amazing.
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Male 2,690
Looks amazing.
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Male 2,440
Yet another reason to go to Hawaii.
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Male 122
that was incredible
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Male 10
god damn the milky way is cool...
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Female 956
btw you should join iab chat. just a suggestion. >.>
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Female 956
I feel you, iceblack. I feel you.
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Male 418
what amazes me is that how dim the milky way is. i mean for us being in the galaxy full of a billion stars, you would think it would be a bright stripe across the sky night AND day.
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Male 522
epic
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Female 1,894
makes me dizzy.. MAKE IT STOP!!!
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Female 1,682
That looks gorgeous...I love being out in the middle of no where and looking up, living in the city you don`t get to see many stars because of the light pollution. But once you are out in the woods...the sky has so many stars, its amazing. One of the most gorgeous things ever
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Female 570
it would mke a bigger impact if it was a longer vid. Still rpetty amazing.
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Male 44
this is time lapse. not stop motion
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Male 749
So awesome.
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Male 551
@PreoSmo
I`ve been in places where there`s minimum
street light and it does look like this.

But maybe in this case they added some contrast
and bright too, otherwise colors would be darker

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Male 11
MOAR!!
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Male 150
I`m high... and this just made me poo my pants
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Male 551
I feel so damn small
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Male 25,417
2 short!
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Female 356
awesome
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Female 472
Does it really look like that or did they use a special camera to make the stars stand out?
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Male 5,314
beautiful
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Female 336
Link: Sweet Time-Lapse Of The Milky Way Over Hawaii [Rate Link] - Wow, the universe is eerie in stop-motion.
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