Slowing the Night Sky Down

Filmmaker Gavin Heffernan unveiled the fourth installment of his time-lapse videos taken during visits to Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California. 

Beginning with nostalgic daytime images of the desert's last remaining human relics from the Gold Rush, the video shifts to a captivating time-lapsed celestial sky. At one point, the viewer can pinpoint planes, satellites and meteors in action before the director slows down the film giving the stars an eerie melting effect.