06/20/2014 01:42 pm ET Updated Jun 20, 2014

The Time-Lapse Video Of Earth Blows All The Other Ones Away

Vincent Brady didn't turn to special effects to create his awe-inspiring video, "Planetary Panorama."

To capture the earth as a textured sphere of natural life, hurtling through space, Brady simply put two and two together. On his website, he recounts how in 2012 he was experimenting with panoramas during the day, and long exposures of the night sky. He realized the two approaches could be merged to create a totally novel look at the universe. He built a rig of four cameras and fisheye lenses, which allowed him to film an enormous expanse of sky, from the north star to the southern pole, as well as a 360 degree view of the earth below.

The Creator's Project gives a special shout out to the space panorama Brady included in the video, which is like "something out of Star Trek without any CGI." We're also reminded of the 1986 fantasy classic, "Labyrinth," which has a similar violet-hued darkness (plus, wouldn't it make sense if David Bowie is moving the stars in real life too?).

Let us know what supernatural phenomena come to mind as you watch the earth in all its glory.



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