Incredible time lapse short movie of the earth's sky at night through the Very Large Telescope observatory in Chile, one of the finest observatories in one of the darkest sites on the planet.
Discover Magazine says,"A couple of things I want to point out: at 1:10 into the video, you see the Milky Way rising majestically over the mountains, and you can see a faint, whitish glow stretching diagonally across the field of view, at an angle to the galaxy. That’s called the zodiacal light, and is caused by the reflection of sunlight by dust in the plane of our solar system. It’s probably due to eons of collisions grinding asteroids into dust; they tend to orbit the Sun in the same plane as the planets. It’s actually a disk of dust, but since we’re in it, we see it as a line across the sky. It’s pretty faint, and you need dark skies to spot it."
A couple of things I want to point out. First, it is very beautiful. The following verses are appropriate to ponder this beauty:
'When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained;" (Psalm 83)
"He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them. (Psalm 147:4)
"Lift up your eyes on high And see who has created these stars, The One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, Not one of them is missing." (Isaiah 40:26.
We serve a mighty and wonderful Creator!! Watch in awe and praise Him!