Timelapse video of the milkyway - Black Desert of Egypt


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See the spectacular contrasts which the landscape of the Black Desert in Egypt has to offer. A perfect starry night shows the milky way and billion of stars, until the moon rises and colors the landscape in a magic light. Schwarze Wüste Ägypten


There are many different worlds of nature in the deserts of Egypt (libyan desert). One part that is really spectacular is the Black Desert. In this area you will find uncountable, huge hills of sand which are covered with black, minerally pebble.

As there is no light at all, you should not watch the desert at day only, but also - and especially - at night! The starry sky is spectacular, the milky way is easy seeable with your eyes. This is what a paradise für hobby astronomers and photographers looks like.

This timelapse video shows one of the largest hills of sand in the Black Desert in a night with no clouds at all. Because of the earth's rotation is seems that the milky way is rotating majestically above the huge hill of sand. In the second half of the night the moon rises, and colors the landscape and the sky into a magical light.

Slowly this perfect night peters out and the stars slowly fade away, until the sun rises again.

I would like to thank the two bedoins which supported me on my way though the deserts!

Beduinen und ich

More Information

Place of capture: Black Desert, Egypt (28°03'59.20N, 28°42'24.45E)
Point of the compass: Nord
Date of capture: 12/27/2010
Capture length and time: 18:00 hours, 03:00pm-09:00am
Number of pictures taken: 2811

#14 - 01/28/2016 9:00 PM from Anthony

I like how you can see the arm of the Milky Way it looks so cool sped up to

#13 - 01/28/2016 2:29 AM from Nate

I love how you can see everything that is going on in the time laps.Also I love the way some stars group up togeather.

#12 - 01/28/2016 1:51 AM from Amanda Entel

Wow! The dust is very clear and it's cool to see the band's or arms! I told my dad if we can visit XD

#11 - 01/28/2016 1:47 AM from gabriela

WOW you can really see the dust in the milky way you can also see the band since the milky way is a spiral galaxy but again you see the dust since every galaxy is made up of dust gas and stars

#10 - 01/16/2014 10:21 AM from Dirk

Wow, bin sprachlos!!!!!

#9 - 10/9/2012 10:53 PM from Andreas

einfach wunderschön...

#8 - 06/16/2012 6:14 PM from Chris

How did you figure out how many snap shots you will need to take? And how many shots per minute did you take?

#7 - 02/29/2012 10:51 AM from Carnestar

ICh habe mir alle Zeitraffes Videos und ein paar Fotos angeguck. Ich bin echt begeistert und kann nur sagen: Bitte weiter machen, die sind alle wunderschön! Ich habe sie auch gleich an Freunde und Familie empfohlen. Thumbs Up!

#6 - 12/20/2011 4:56 AM from Prediculous

Ich finde deine Arbeiten echt super schön - eine frage was machst du während der Drehzeit? Bzw. wie viele Stunden dauerte die Aufnahme und welches Equipment hast du benutzt?

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