Astrophoto: Milky Way Rising Above Spectacular Lightning Display

by Nancy Atkinson on July 18, 2014

The rise of the Milky Way and a spectacular lightning display in Mersing, Malaysia on June 28, 2014. Credit and copyright: Justin Ng.

The rise of the Milky Way and a spectacular lightning display in Mersing, Malaysia on June 28, 2014. Credit and copyright: Justin Ng.

Here’s another beautiful astrophoto, courtesy of photographer Justin Ng from Singapore. He’s currently on a photography trip to Malaysia and by chance captured this absolutely stunning view.

“Knowing that the sky would clear after sunset, I led a group of photographers to this location to film a time-lapse of the rising Milky Way above a lonely boat,” Justin explained via email, “but what happened soon after we started shooting was amazing. We were treated to a spectacular lightning display for about an hour from 9:30pm onwards before the clouds caught up with the rising Milky Way and dominated the skies eventually.”

The image is a result of stacking 12 photos (11 shots of lightnings and 1 shot for everything else) from his time-lapse sequence.

We’re looking forward to seeing the timelapse!

See more images from his current trip here, and you can see more of Justin’s fantastic astrophotography at his website, on G+, Facebook and Twitter.

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Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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