An amazing video is making the rounds of the Internet, demonstrating how the Earth rotates in relation to The Milky Way galaxy. The entire video was filmed in a timelapse format to spectacular effect.
Filmed by Aryeh Nirenberg, this video shows us a new view of the night sky we know so well. Here the sky stays stationary and the planet below us moves in a smooth, circular motion that is mesmerizing.
The photographer describes the video as: “A timelapse of the Milky Way that was recorded using an equatorial tracking mount over a period of around 3 hours to show Earth’s rotation relative to the Milky Way.”