Dazzling Timelapse: Canary Skies

by Nancy Atkinson on May 19, 2011

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El Cielo de Canarias / Canary sky – Tenerife from Daniel López on Vimeo.

Tenerife, Canary Islands is home to several telescopes and at 2,000 meters above sea level, it claims one of the best skies on the planet. This incredibly stunning timelapse video from astrophotographer Daniel Lopez captures the nocturnal and crepuscular beauty of the island, showing the natural movement of the earth, stars, clouds, Sun and Moon. Lopez worked over a year to capture all possible shades and landscapes, pulling out all the stops by using several different timelapse techniques. Lopez promises more videos are coming, as he says this is the first in a series to capture the beauty of each of the Canary Islands.

Find more information at Lopez’s website, and see more videos at his Vimeo page.


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

J. Major May 19, 2011 at 2:38 PM

Amazing how much the clouds move like ocean waves on a beach. It really is a sea of air we live in!

Raymond Gilbert May 19, 2011 at 9:42 PM

Fantastic! The “Green Flash” as the Sun set was terrific as was the
‘moon bow” a few monents latter.

Francisco Martinez May 20, 2011 at 1:55 AM

Honestly I prefer the one from TSO photography:
I am not saying that this one is bad, just that it has been done before in a better way. No offense intended anyhow.

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