Most timelapse videos that we see display the Earth as the steady object, with the celestial objects, such as our Sun, the stars, and the planets, moving in the sky. But when you take the focus away from the steady Earth, and instead focus on the cosmos, something amazing happens: it turns the world upside down… literally!
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The movie, with each hour is compressed to a second, dramatically demonstrates the daily rotation of the Earth, called diurnal motion. The video begins by showing an open field in Namibia, Africa, on a clear day, last year. Shadows shift as the Earth turns, the shadow of the Earth rises into the sky, the Belt of Venus momentarily appears, and then day turns into night.
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