Last month, an annular solar eclipse was visible over the United States and Central and South America (and from space). Astrophotographer Jason Kurth captured it and turned it into a stunning timelapse. He shot over 200,000 images and ended up with one of the most detailed videos of a “ring of fire” solar eclipse we’ve ever seen.
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I recently made a ten-day timelapse video on two mobile phone cameras of my hometown of Manhattan Beach, California, for multiple sunsets, moonrises, flowing clouds and all sorts of stuff the naked eye rarely gets to see.
And since it launched on YouTube, I’ve received so many questions about how the video came to be, what accessories were needed and which phone produces better timelapses.
So let me fill you in.
I’ve always been fascinated by timelapse videos, perhaps because my patience is dwindling as I grow older.
Anyhow, I wanted to capture memories of an event where I wouldn’t have been able to take pictures, and none of my family members could join me to help. This was the trigger to start the timelapse project, giving a purpose to the spare Raspberry Pi 4b I had lying around for some time.
Yes, you’re right, I was just searching for an excuse to start this project, and I did find it…
In August this year, we were treated to two magnificent supermoons. The one on August 30 was also the so-called Blue Moon, so we had quite an incredible sight to gaze at. Astrophotographer Miguel Claro (previously) took his camera and captured the Super Blue Moon as it was rising above a castle. He turned it into a timelapse, and it will take your breath away!
Our sun has been pretty active this year. Thanks to solar storms, it even pushed the Northern lights further toward the south. Astrophotographer Miguel Claro (previously) has gifted us with a visual delight, a mesmerizing solar timelapse showing the Sun’s surface “eruptive prominences and minor flares in motion.” Captured on July 9, 2023, in just over three hours, Miguel depicted the sun’s full disc and its dynamic surface.
A Northwestern University astrophysicist has captured a time-lapse that showcases the exoplanet Beta Pictoris b as it orbits its star. What’s so special about it is that it compresses 17 years of observations into just 10 seconds, making it the longest timelapse of an exoplanet that’s ever been created. It comprises the observation data from 2003 to 2020, revealing the planet completing roughly 75% of its orbit.
We don’t often highlight showreels here on DIYP, but this one is pretty exceptional. It covers the ten-year journey of Matthew Vandeputte’s adventure into timelapse and hyperlapse so far, and it’s 3:45 of non-stop visual beauty.
It takes us on a journey around the world in epic fashion. We see all kinds of weather and different sequences were shot with a wide variety of timelapse techniques, many of which Matthew’s made tutorials about.
Jens Heidler of Another Perspective is known for his unique and captivating timelapse videos of various objects. Oftentimes, they show us stuff from our home in a totally new light. But with his latest video, 1000 Days Mushroom Growth, Jens went a step further.
For three long years, he meticulously filmed, photographed, and edited photos of mushrooms he grew in his own basement. It shows the intricate beauty and growth of thirteen distinct types of fungi, and Jens also shares the challenges he faced while creating the video.
A YouTuber who goes by the name of Lotrfan, has created what he calls the “world’s first talking timelapse”. While it’s arguably better classified as stop motion, it does also show the passage of time over a 285-day period. There’s been some thought put into this one, and both the concept and final result are pretty cool.
The project began as just a regular video clip, as Lotrfan explains partway through the video above. But then, after shooting a photo every day for over nine months, we end up with the final 9-second video.
The “blood moon” lunar eclipse is always something to look forward to if you enjoy star gazing or astrophotography. Last year we saw two of them, one in May and the other in November, and they were both spectacular both from the Earth and from space.
The November lunar eclipse was the last “blood moon” before 2025. It’s a lot to wait, I know, but photographer Miguel Claro makes the waiting more bearable. He released a gorgeous timelapse called Earth Shadow – The Beauty of a Total Lunar Eclipse. In this video, Miguel shows a close-up of the moon as it turns blood red during the total eclipse. It’s magical!