APOD: Time Lapse Clouds and Sky Over the... (2011 May 16)

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APOD: Time Lapse Clouds and Sky Over the... (2011 May 16)

Postby APOD Robot » Mon May 16, 2011 4:05 am

Image Time Lapse Clouds and Sky Over the Canary Islands

Explanation: If you could sit back and watch clouds and the sky move all night and day, what might you see? One answer from the island of Tenerife, captured over the course of the year, includes sequences that are not only breathtaking but instructive. Visible in the above time-lapse movie include clouds that seem to flow like water, a setting sun that shows numerous green flashes, the Milky Way Galaxy rising behind towering plants, a colorful double fogbow, lenticular clouds that appear stationary near their mountain peaks, and colorful moon coronas. The above video was shot solely from the Teide National Park on Tenerife in the Canary Islands of Spain, off the north west coast of Africa. The video also features an unusual type of plant in several scenes -- can you identify it?

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Postby debunix » Mon May 16, 2011 4:47 am

Echium wildpretii

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Postby owlice » Mon May 16, 2011 4:49 am

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Postby hstarbuck » Mon May 16, 2011 4:50 am

APOD Robot wrote:Image Time Lapse Clouds and Sky Over the Canary Islands

.....The video also features an unusual type of plant in several scenes -- can you identify it?



Must be a relative of the endemic Haleakala Silversword, only found on Maui. Image http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haleakal%C4%81_Silversword

The Hawaiian varieties are of the genus Argyroxiphium, but they are all part of the family Asteraceae--ironically kind of close in spelling to Asterisk.

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Postby hstarbuck » Mon May 16, 2011 4:54 am

I admit defeat, but you gotta admit the name being close to Asterisk was cool. Oh well, I tried.

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Postby Aaron Sheffield » Mon May 16, 2011 5:22 am

The mysterious plant is called the Red Tajinastes, found on the slopes of Mt. Teide, Teneriffe, Canary Islands.

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Postby bystander » Mon May 16, 2011 5:43 am

APOD Robot wrote:The video also features an unusual type of plant in several scenes -- can you identify it?

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Postby gth759k » Mon May 16, 2011 7:01 am

At 2:31 you can see the Andromeda Galaxy in the upper left hand corner.

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Postby madtom1999 » Mon May 16, 2011 8:08 am

I have 5 different computers and Vimeo never ever works on any of them!

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Postby carolwhittam » Mon May 16, 2011 9:13 am

The plant is Echium pininana, a member of the Boraginaceae family.

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Postby Birdie » Mon May 16, 2011 9:15 am

Those are Echium pininana's

http://www.cooltropicalplants.com/Echium-pininana.html

They are prehistoric, endangered, and are from the laurel forests there. Spanish ships in the late 1800's brought seeds to the coast of central and northern california. my mother has them in her victorian aged garden up in the redwoods. they grow up to 30 + feet during wet warm winters there...just amazing !!!

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Postby Tatters » Mon May 16, 2011 10:21 am

It's called "The tower of jewels" Echium wildpretii endemic to Teneriff

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Postby neufer » Mon May 16, 2011 10:23 am

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Birdie's Mom with prehistoric Teneriff'd plant
Tatters wrote:
It's called "The tower of jewels" Echium wildpretii endemic to Teneriff

Birdie wrote:
Those are Echium pininana's

http://www.cooltropicalplants.com/Echium-pininana.html

They are prehistoric, endangered, and are from the laurel forests there. Spanish ships in the late 1800's brought seeds to the coast of central and northern california. my mother has them in her victorian aged garden up in the redwoods. they grow up to 30 + feet during wet warm winters there...just amazing !!!
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Postby botanybob » Mon May 16, 2011 11:22 am

echium pininana is blue, echium wildpretii is red. these looked red

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Postby orin stepanek » Mon May 16, 2011 11:55 am

Nice video Daniel; I found it relaxing to watch. 8-)
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Postby evac93rd » Mon May 16, 2011 12:00 pm

Wow...what a nice video. This one gets bookmarked and the link sent out for sure. I thought it looked like a silver-sword as well, except they only grow in Hawaii...echium wildpreti you say. :P

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Postby neufer » Mon May 16, 2011 12:28 pm

Click to play embedded YouTube video.
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Postby Philomathean » Mon May 16, 2011 12:47 pm

debunix wrote:Echium wildpretii


More commonly known (if that's possible) as the Mount Teide bugloss.

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Postby bystander » Mon May 16, 2011 12:58 pm

madtom1999 wrote:I have 5 different computers and Vimeo never ever works on any of them!

You have to have flash player installed.
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Re: APOD: Time Lapse Clouds and Sky Over the... (2011 May 16

Postby geckzilla » Mon May 16, 2011 1:04 pm

No love for the shrub? At :50, Spartocytisus supranubius is shown. :)

Wikipedia also has a nice list of endemic flora of the Canary Islands.
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Postby Indigo_Sunrise » Mon May 16, 2011 1:34 pm

orin stepanek wrote:Nice video Daniel; I found it relaxing to watch. 8-)


^^^This.


Around 2:55 or so, the clouds 'flowing' down the mountains reminded me of Niagara Falls. In other parts of the video they reminded me of the ocean, the way they moved and churned.
And of course the skies throughout the video were pretty incredible!

Nice video!

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Postby satarbet » Mon May 16, 2011 2:25 pm

This video is absolutely incredible. The music brought the beauty and glory of nature that might have otherwise been missed.

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Re: APOD: Time Lapse Clouds and Sky Over the... (2011 May 16

Postby Puddock » Mon May 16, 2011 2:37 pm

I guessed echium wildpretii too :)

The video was lovely - really inspiring, and the music complemented it - very mellow.

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Re: APOD: Time Lapse Clouds and Sky Over the... (2011 May 16

Postby owlice » Mon May 16, 2011 2:47 pm

Indigo_Sunrise wrote:the clouds 'flowing' down the mountains reminded me of Niagara Falls. In other parts of the video they reminded me of the ocean, the way they moved and churned.

Me, too! And it makes sense that they look like flowing/moving water, because that's exactly what they are: water! :)
A beautiful video!
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Re: APOD: Time Lapse Clouds and Sky Over the... (2011 May 16

Postby Alexandre » Mon May 16, 2011 3:09 pm

debunix wrote:Echium wildpretii


Yes, it's Echium wildpretii, kown i Canarias as Taginaste


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