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Supermoon Time-Lapse

Time-lapse cameras show a supermoon rising into the sky in Melbourne, Australia. Rob Gillett reports for ITN.

Mind-Bending Earth GIFs

Google’s new Earth Engine, powered by NASA’s landsat satellites, gives a time lapse view of (pretty much) every land surface on earth over the last 25 years. The view is amazing, and inspiring, and at times terrifying. Hank Green reports.

That Night in Williamsburg

Here’s a different kind of time-lapse film, creating a brilliant effect using syncopated building lights and blurred traffic patterns set to music. The French designer Supralude shot this in Brooklyn, incorporating a remix of Nine Inch Nails’ “21 Ghosts” performed by Near Deaf Experience.

Made in Ladakh

Here’s another in our ongoing series of time-lapse videos showcasing beautiful and exotic places around the world. Ladakh is a remote region in northernmost India, bordering Tibet and flanked by the Himalayan Mountains. Panidhar Revanur shot and edited this short, highlighting such locales as the Likir Monastery, Moonland, Tsomoriri Lake and the Chang La Pass. H/T Kuriositas

The Sky of the Canaries

This is one of the more awe-inspiring time-lapse movies around, created by Daniel Lopez to capture the haunting quality of the skies over the Canary Islands. Lopez shot these images in Tenerife at some 2,000 feet above sea level, where the mountains and clouds begin to meet. It took him more than a year to photograph and assemble the work. He is planning to do several other follow-up shorts highlighting the beauty of the different islands. H/T Kuriositas

Aurora Borealis

Sometimes called “The Dance of the Spirits,” the Aurora Borealis is a natural light display visible through the winter months, particularly in high latitude regions of the Arctic. This time-lapse by Chris Tandy captures the Northern Lights last January in the Kvæfjord and Harstad areas of northern Norway. The majority of the displays involve undulating patterns of green light, but in rare instances, red and blue lights can also be seen.

What causes the Aurora? Theories about its origins have been debated for centuries and common misconceptions persist that the aurora is the sun’s rays scattered off ice crystals in the high atmosphere. In truth, the light is created more than 100km above Earth’s surface as high-speed electrons and protons ejected from the sun in a solar flare collide with air molecules in the upper atmosphere.

Helvetia By Night

Gaze upon the heavens from the highest perches of Switzerland’s Alps — from Arosa to Zermatt, including the world-famous mountains Matterhorn and Eiger – in this awe-inspiring time-lapse short from Alessandro Della Bella. The filmmaker, who hails from the Swiss town of Arosa, works for the nation’s largest news agency, Keystone. See his photographs, stories and films at H/T Kuriositas

Grand Canyon: Blink of Time

Followers of this blog know that we’re suckers for time-lapse films. Here’s a new one and it’s the best time-lapse perspective we’ve ever seen showcasing the natural wonders of the Grand Canyon. The creators took more than 80,000 photos over a seven-week period from April through June of this year. A solar eclipse occurred on May 20, 2012, adding another element of excitement to this visually stunning work. To learn more about the production, visit

Empire State of Mind

A time-lapse video traces artist Patrick Vale’s four-day, free-hand ink sketch of the New York skyline.  The scene depicts the Lower Manhattan skyline as viewed from the observation deck on the 102nd floor of the Empire State Building. Vale is an architectural illustrator, usually based out of London. He set the video to “Moanin'” by jazz bassist Charles Mingus. H/T Blazing Cat Fur

Blue Mountains Time-Lapse

Inspired by Trey Ratliff’s New Zealand time-lapse, featured August 11 (, Call Me Stormy reader Konstantin Basov of Sydney, Australia sent along his own compelling time-lapse view from Down Under. Basov shot his work near Katoomba and Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains, a longtime aboriginal homeland and now a World Heritage Site preserved within several national parks, west of Sydney in New South Wales. Basov says he undertook a three-day shoot in which he used a Canon 60D DSLR camera with two lens — a Tamron 18-270mm Tokina 11-16mm. In the post-editing, he combined his time-lapse imagery with some regular video to achieve his final results, set to music by Peter McIsaac. To see more of Basov’s work, including some Australian and South Seas 3-D pictures, visit his website at

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