Stunning Time-Lapse Video of Yosemite Park

Bad Astronomy
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April 18 2013 11:01 AM

Take a Moment to Breathe

Still from Yosemite & The Epic Sierra
Yosemite Falls at night, with a moonbow at the bottom.

Image credit: Tony Rowell

It’s been a pretty crappy week. As a bit of a break, a breather, here is a magnificent time-lapse video of Yosemite Park, created by photographer Tony Rowell. This will hopefully serve as a reminder that there is still beauty, wonder, and magnificence in the world.

[Set it to full screen, and turn the volume up.]

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Just to let you know: That rainbow at the base of Yosemite Falls at the beginning of the video was not due to the Sun. That part was taken at night, and the source of light was the Moon.

See? Even when it seems that darkness surrounds us, there are still things over which we can be awestruck.

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

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