The Moment the Lights Went Out in New York

A time-lapse video of Sandy as the storm pummels the city

A time-lapse video of Sandy as the storm pummels the city

This is pretty much what time-lapse photography was made for. As Sandy swept toward and then through New York City, a camera on top of 2 Northside Piers was recording the storm's progress. In the video above, the images the camera captured are compiled into a story, speeding and lurching at the same time. It is eery -- particularly when, at exactly one minute in, the lights of Manhattan go out.

Here's a GIF of that moment.

Video by Silas Maniatis via Jalopnik.

Megan Garber is a staff writer at The Atlantic. She was formerly an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab, where she wrote about innovations in the media.

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