We’ve seen many timelapse videos, and recently some pretty fun 360 degree videos created using multiple GoPro cameras, but this video is one of the first of its kind. Photographer Vincent Brady has created a 360 degree timelapse of the night sky. And the result is like a moving Van Gogh painting with its long exposure of the starry, starry night. It’s mesmerizing.
A few years ago, Vincent was experimenting with some techniques and shooting 360 degree panoramas in the day, while shooting long exposures of the stars at night. He decided to combine the two and created a rig of 4 cameras with fisheye lenses attached to them. As Vincent explains on his blog, “Since the Earth is rotating at a steady 1,040 mph I created a custom rig of 4 cameras with fisheye lenses to capture the entire night-sky in motion. Thus the images show the stars rotating around the north star as well as the effect of the southern pole as well and a 360 degree panorama of the scene on Earth. Each camera is doing nonstop long exposures, typically about 1 minute consecutively for the life of the camera battery. “
He then stitches all of the panoramas together into this spectacular Planetary Panorama timelapse.
The music in the video was composed by his friend, Brandon McCoy. You can read more about Vincent Brady’s workflow and see his dazzling, remarkable images over on his website.