Time-Lapse Video of the Milky Way Rising

William Castleman captured this stunning time-lapse video of the Milky Way rising over a Texas Star Party in April. This is absolutely gorgeous. (It takes just a minute to load, but it is well worth the wait.)

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– Texas Star Party; Night Sky Time-Lapse Video
– 9:20 PM to 6:43 AM CDT; April 21-22, 2009
– Canon EOS-5D (modified) and EF 15mm Fisheye Lens @ f/2.8
– Camera on Tripod facing East South East
– 20 second exposure each minute per frame; 15 frames per second

“When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?” (Psalm 8:3-4)

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  1. Don Johnston says:

    It is awe-inspiring to see the Milky Way “rising” over Texas, then to think we can know and communicate with our omnipotent Creator at any time for any reason! It would probably take me months of red tape to have an audience with the President of the United States, but I can go directly and immediately into the throne room of the Creator of the universe in an instant. Wow! I like that line from the song, “How Big is God” where is says…”He’s big enough to rule His mighty universe, yet small enough to live within my heart”!!

    Don Johnston

  2. Ray Fowler says:

    Amen to that Don! I hold early morning prayer for our church on Wednesday mornings, and this morning we spent some time at the beginning just praising God for his awesome power and magnificence in creating the universe, and then marveling that he knows and loves us as individuals. What an awesome God!

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