Most of us are familiar with the amazing timelapse videos created by astrophotographers. They show distant stars and galaxies majestically floating across our skies. But of course, it's not really the stars that are moving, we are. Well, of course, the stars are also moving; however, it takes lifetimes for us to notice these shifts because these points of light are so far away from our planet.
In truth, the Milky Way doesn't seem to float across the cosmos because of its own movement either. Rather, Earth's orbit and rotation causes these changes. In this timelapse video, the author took several pieces of timelapse footage, removed the noise, and made sure the objects in the background remained static.
Ultimately, it demonstrates the fact that our own planet is the one that is moving; we're just along for the ride.
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