Home to the darkest and cleanest skies in the world, the Atacama Desert offers views to the nightsky like no other. 2 years after the very successful first video “Nox Atacama” we return to this magnificent region and get rewarded with uncountable numbers of stars and fantastic nebulae in one of the most quiet a empty places on earth. Not a single noise distracts from the grand show the nightsky has to offer. “Nox Atacama II” was also filmed in this period. Check it out here.
Filmed over a month in Mar/April 2019, I worked in freezing temperatures, altitudes up to 5200m/17000ft, salt lakes and icy slopes. The Atacama is not welcoming to life and equipment. The lack of oxygen makes it tough to get anything done in these high altitudes. But it provides without doubt for epic and vast vistas of one of the greatest landscapes on earth.
Some additional, unreleased scenes where used from my 2017 trip to the Atacama Desert.
Part one of a series of journeys to the big astronomical observatories of this planet.
We visit the great spaces of the Karoo Desert and discover fascinating features of earths history, relicts of human history and cutting edge technology in a very remote region of the earth.
Bortle class 1 nightskies with zero light pollution offer an epic view into the nightsky. […]
The Atacama desert is home to the darkest and cleanest skies in the world. A view to the nightsky rewards with uncountable numbers of stars and fantastic nebulas in one of the most quiet a empty places on earth. Not a single noise distracts from the grand show the nightsky has to offer.
The environment is harsh though. Filmed in freezing temperatures, altitudes up to 5000m/16000ft, salt lakes and icy slopes, the Atacama is not friendly to life and equipment. Though it provides without doubt for epic and vast vistas of one of the greatest landscapes on earth.
Here is relaxing 360 V.R. timelapse video of the Milky Way moving through the night sky and a weak Aurora over Knob Lakes near Glacierview, Alaska on April 1, 2016. Enjoy and share!
360 Degree Night Sky Time-Lapse From Arches National Park, Utah
Five scenes of the iconic landscapes in Moab with the night sky in motion. You’ll find the the stars rotating around the north star, Milky Way rising in the east, as well as stars setting in the west.
Music by Brandon McCoy ‘Reverie’
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1. Delicate Arch with Startrails
2. Landscape Arch
3. Double Arch – Outside with Startrails
4. Double Arch – Inside
5. Turret Arch
Each scene is about 45 seconds long giving the viewer time to explore the scene in a VR headset, clicking and dragging, or tilting mobile device […].