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Aurora Borealis via Airplane

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Fareed Guyot
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#1 Posted: 4/14/2011 17:36:52 Modified: 4/14/2011 17:38:54
This time-lapse sequence of the Aurora Borealis was shot by “Boltron” using an SLR camera snapping an image every two miles on a flight from San Francisco, California, to Paris, France. The Great Circle route over the North Pole and Greenland gave a unique perspective of shooting the Northern Lights while facing south. The video is one of many similar clips available at Beepshow.com  and features 2,459 images shot over the 5,576 miles. Boltron notes that the takeoff and landing images are computer renderings to comply with FAA “electronic device” rules.


 

 



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#2 Posted: 4/15/2011 07:01:52 Modified: 4/15/2011 07:10:57

Excellent job of holding the camera steady for so many shots.

 



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#3 Posted: 4/15/2011 09:28:24

What is this? 

Two minutes of computer generated video?  Interesting? NOT.  Computer generated rhythm track?  Just annoying.

Over the pole?  That's a big detour from the great circle . . . 3000 km off track.



Fareed Guyot
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#4 Posted: 4/15/2011 11:03:14

The aircraft did indeed use a great circle route. It may not be the traditional one you see from NYC to Paris but it is a great circle route.

The entire  video is not computer generated...only the few frames shot during takeoff and landing. There is additional  info about the shoot at their website. Boltron says he shot a picture ever 2 to 30 seconds.

 

One of the last frames shows the camera on a tripod pointed out the window of the aircraft.

 

 

 

 

 



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#5 Posted: 4/15/2011 13:07:53

Well, I liked it!  Joe must be having a bad day.  I love the views you can get from an airliner window, thanks for making it and sharing it.



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#6 Posted: 4/17/2011 07:38:04

If only the whole experience of a transatlantic flight could be reduced to just over two minutes as well!



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#7 Posted: 4/17/2011 09:03:55

Cool Video!  It reminds me of many flights back and forth around the world.  All "great circle routes" that weren't necessarily the shortest, but in directions you might not expect. 

Happy Landings

John