Justin Ng in Singapore captured a wonderful photo of the Milky Way and planet Venus over his city yesterday (February 28, 2014), which EarthSky featured as its Today’s Image. Today, Justin tells us he has compiled a number of shots of the Milky Way over Singapore – a major city known for its heavily light-polluted skies – into this beautiful video. He wrote:
First time-lapse movie of Milky Way ever filmed in Singapore!
I have just released a time-lapse movie of Milky Way filmed in Singapore for the first time. It has never been attempted by any photographers.
This movie aims to prove the popular belief wrong and it hopes to inspire more astrophotographers residing in heavily light polluted cities to unveil the beauty of the elusive Milky Way galaxy.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.