8k 360° Aurora
March 16, 2018 4:58 PM   Subscribe

A 1:10 timelapse of the Aurora Borealis over Fairbanks, AK by photographer William Briscoe (Facebook page), filmed as a 360°, 8k timelapse. Oh, plus a lunar eclipse.

via Digital Photography Review. If you don't have a VR display, you can click and drag to pan around the video as it plays.
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The (6 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
Aurora Borealis? In this part of Alaska? At this rate of speed? In this style of panorama? Localized entirely within the confines of this post?
posted by cortex at 5:10 PM on March 16 [11 favorites]

May I see it?
posted by guiseroom at 5:47 PM on March 16 [3 favorites]

::::    :::  ::::::::  
:+:+:   :+: :+:    :+: 
:+:+:+  +:+ +:+    +:+ 
+#+ +:+ +#+ +#+    +:+ 
+#+  +#+#+# +#+    +#+ 
#+#   #+#+# #+#    #+# 
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posted by CynicalKnight at 6:16 PM on March 16 [7 favorites]

I call BS on the eclipse. The aurora happens between the moon and the viewer, so the moon could not have been a dark spot obscuring the aurora. The lights would have illuminated that area too.

Nevertheless, very pretty and a nice video.
posted by sjswitzer at 7:03 PM on March 16 [3 favorites]

The photographer says it's a composite, since it's not possible to get the exposure right for both the moon and the aurora in the same shot.
posted by dhruva at 7:32 PM on March 16 [1 favorite]

I am also skeptical of this; I am an extremely strong and stoic man; nothing real can cause emotions in me; yet when I watched this I felt some kind of stirring deep within my soul; nothing real can cause this, least of all things that remind me of the simultaneously timeless and ephemeral nature of our common lived experiences, nothing; this video must be the work of some deceptive fabulist.
posted by compartment at 8:23 AM on March 17 [4 favorites]

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