Saturday, July 31, 2010

The sky at night, southern hemisphere edition

This video is a thing of beauty and got here thanks to sez_me_man's twitter and reader 'HA''s sharp eyes.

Once upon a seven or eight years ago, I found myself living for an extended period in an unlit spot high up in the Andean region. There was no street lighting or light pollution of any type in fact, the air was dry and the skies nearly always without cloud cover, so what you can see in this video was seen by these eyes on many occasions. Now back in what's supposed to pass for civilization, your humble scribe thanks HA and sez for bringing back some great memories.

The video above is....well, see for yourself.