Star turn: Time-lapse video reveals amazing desert sky in Chile

Star of the show: Time-lapse photography reveals amazing desert sky in ChileStéphane Guisard


A clever time-lapse photography video has showed off the awe-inspiring movements of constellations and stars in Chile's Atacama Desert.

Astrophotographer Stéphane Guisard's video is set to Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and shows the night sky's celestial bodies swirling and soaring against its black backdrop.

The video, shot at the Hierbas Buenas Petroglyph site, also shows off amazing ancient rock drawings under the moonlight.

Mr Guisard works at the Very Large Telescope in the Atacama Desert, which, according to NASA, is the 'most Mars-like environment on Earth' in microbial terms.

According to the Daily Mail, the video opens 'with the bright star Betelgeuse hanging over the rocks, quickly joined by the Orion Nebula - seen upside-down to northern hemisphere sensibilities.'

See it for yourself below:

"Hierbas Buenas" Valley Petroglyphs (Night Time Lapse Movie) from Stéphane Guisard on Vimeo.

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