Time lapse videos of the sky can be quite spectacular when they last long enough for
aurora, and clouds to appear to move in just a few seconds.
Pictured above, however, astrovideographer
Daniel López not only treats us to several inspiring time lapse videos of the night sky, but shows us how he used sliders and motorized cranes to move the imaging cameras themselves, creating a thrilling three-dimensional sense of depth.
The video sequences were taken from
Tenerife on the
Canary Islands of Spain over the past two months, and show scenes including sunset shadows approaching
Observatorio de Tiede, the Milky Way shifting as the sky rotates, bright planets
Venus and trailing Jupiter setting, a
reddened Moon rising through differing layers of
atmospheric refraction, the
MAGIC gamma-ray telescopes slewing to observe a new source, and unusual foreground objects including conic
Echium wildpretii plants, unusual rock formations, and a
spider moving about its web.
The video concludes by showing the
Belt of Venus descending on
Mt. Teide as the morning sun rises.