When the Moon hits your apse in a way-cool time lapse

When the Moon hits your apse in a way-cool time lapse

When the Moon hits your apse in a way-cool time lapse

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Feb. 9 2012 11:00 AM

When the Moon hits your apse in a way-cool time lapse

Photographer Maik Thomas posted this time lapse video on Google+, and it made me chuckle. The bright object is the Moon, and as it sets it turns red, looking like a missile from space curving right into a church.

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I love the star trails effect. It's just a way of adding the individual frames together to show motion, but it does give the video an oddly other-world feel to it. And in this case it really makes the Moon look like some sort of re-entering rocket!



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