A History of the Sky

A History of the Sky for One Year

This is a year-long time-lapse study of the sky. A camera installed on the roof of the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco captured an image of the sky every 10 seconds. From these images, I created a mosaic of time-lapse movies, each showing a single day. The days are arranged in chronological order. My intent was to reveal the patterns of light and weather over the course of a year. More info about the project here.

This video is designed to be viewed in a large format, so it's best viewed in full-screen mode at 1080p.

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11 Responses:

  1. Matt K says:

    That's quite beautiful!

    Interesting that they didn't start with January in the top left hand corner. Summer days should be longer than winter days, so it looks as if January is near the middle of the picture.

  2. Roger says:

    I was expecting an abrupt jump for the idiotic daylight savings changes but didn't notice one. Did they leave that out or am I not observant enough?

  3. Roger says:

    Those of us with large monitors have a first priority of being able to see the videos in a size other than "postage stamp" which involves making a new maximized window, and completely forgetting to read further linked text resulting in ignorant comments.

  4. er0ck says:

    so cool. you can see people in some shots. looks like it's 360 days.

    totally different perspective that's quite illuminating.

  5. 205guy says:

    I was expecting to see more fog.

  6. Koobs says:

    I like the part where you have to come to terms with experiencing two different timescales simultaneously.

  7. Thomas Lord says:

    now I want to see it with the voice-over from the full stage production of the fictional Laurie Anderson show "Same Time Tomorrow".

  8. This put me to sleep.

    I just woke up, eight hours later, lights on, head hanging off my bed.