Discovery: The Aurora, as You've Never Seen It Before

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Discovery: The Aurora, as You've Never Seen It Before

Post by bystander » Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:24 pm

The Aurora, as You've Never Seen It Before
Discovery Space News | Ian O'Niell | 2011 Mar 24
The Aurora by Terje Sorgjerd

Take 22,000 high-definition photographs, a geomagnetic storm and some incredible talent and what do you get? A two-minute video of the Aurora Borealis as you've never seen it before.

Photographer Terje Sorgjerd braved -25 degree Celsius (-15 F) temperatures to capture this mesmerizing collection of photographs. Then, by assembling the 22,000 photos, he created a time-lapse video of the rich color and dynamic shapes of the Northern Lights that would normally be difficult to see. Adding the atmospheric Hans Zimmer/Lisa Gerrard song "Now We Are Free" from the movie Gladiator to the mix, and Sorgjerd has created a masterpiece.

You can read more about the creation of this video on the Norwegian Dagbladet.no website.
This is huge (22,000 images). You may wish to let it finish loading before playing. It's well worth it.
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Re: Discovery: The Aurora, as You've Never Seen It Before

Post by geckzilla » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:28 am

Awesome collection of aurora time lapses.

For the curious, the song is Now We Are Free from The Gladiator soundtrack.
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Re: Discovery: The Aurora, as You've Never Seen It Before

Post by jman » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:25 pm

His other videos are great too, feels like I just went on a holiday!