Sunday, April 25, 2010

Beautiful sky

This video knocked me out when I saw it linked from The Happiness Project a couple of days ago. I especially love the brief moon sighting in one of the squares - you may see more than I did. Here's a description of the project from The History of the Sky Kickstarter page:

"A History of the Sky is a dynamic, time-lapse visualization of the sky for an entire year.

"Time-lapse movies give us a glimpse of events that are continually occurring around us, but far too slowly to observe directly. A History of the Sky reveals the rhythms of weather, the lengthening and shortening of days, and other atmospheric events on an immediate aesthetic level: the clouds, fog, wind, and rain form a rich visual texture, and sunrises and sunsets cascade across the screen.

"This is a work in progress. Currently, an image of the sky is being captured every 10 seconds from a camera installed on the roof of the Exploratorium, on the edge of San Francisco Bay.

"Each day's images are assembled into a time-lapse movie. The final piece will consist of a large mosaic of 365 movies, each representing one day of the year, arranged in order by date. The days all play back in parallel, so that at any given moment, one is looking at the same time of day across all of the days."