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Active night sky over Cotopaxi volcano, Equador

Active night sky over Cotopaxi volcano, Equador

The night sky is far from dark and empty. As the clouds dissipate, a sky packed with stars appears to rotate around the volcano's peak. 600 light years away in our Milky Way, the Coalsack Dark Nebula and the Southern Cross (the light and dark band of stars) are clearly visible. Satellites streak by from several directions. When thin clouds are overhead, the brightest stars twinkle. Lights of climbers flash on the volcano side (starting around 1:13). Time-lapse movie by Stephane Guisard.

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London1 London1 (2852 days ago)
Yeah, lovely. Interesting to see that someone's driving up the glacier in something.
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Yeah, lovely. Interesting to see that someone's driving up the glacier in something.
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Guest: Jez Clarkson (2851 days ago)
Very well spotted! And on that bombshell...
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Very well spotted! And on that bombshell...
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Guest: Jaclyn (2851 days ago)
Incredible. Wish I could have been there. Those stars are amazing!
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Incredible. Wish I could have been there. Those stars are amazing!
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Guest: Tiny Tim (1893 days ago)
Latest comment: Those stars are still there. Save your pennies and go and take a look.
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Latest comment: Those stars are still there. Save your pennies and go and take a look.
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Guest: omega (2852 days ago)
beautiful footage, worth watching over again
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beautiful footage, worth watching over again
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