Temporal Distortion, a stunning time-lapse video by Randy Halverson, reveals the Milky Way over South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, and Colorado. The sky teems with sparkling things -- stars, meteors, glowing aurora, and unidentified bands of green light. It's definitely one to watch full screen in HD.
Keep an eye out for meteors and their trails at 0:53 and 2:17. Halverson describes the process of making the film on his website:
What you see is real, but you can’t see it this way with the naked eye. It is the result of 20-30 second exposures edited together over many hours to produce the timelapse. This allows you to see the Milky Way, Aurora and other phenomena in a way you wouldn’t normally see them.
For a great look at how a time-lapse setup works, check out his behind-behind-the-scenes clip, with the resulting shot at the end:
For more work by Randy Halverson, visit http://dakotalapse.com/.