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This Time-Lapse Video Shows Georgia’s Sky Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

It really is amazing to see what technology can do sometimes. I know lately everyone’s been giving certain technology a bad rap, stating that it’s being over-consumed. But there certainly are exceptions to the rule, such as time-lapse photography, for example. When used in conjunction with nature, time-lapse photography allows us to see things that we wouldn’t normally be able to see with just the naked eye. (Which is what the entire point of technology was, right? The application of scientific knowledge for more practical purposes.)

But before we get to this incredible video, let’s explain what time-lapse photography is exactly. Time-lapse is a photography technique where the frequency at which film frames are captured, )or what’s otherwise known as the frame rate,) is much lower than that used to view the sequence. This means that when you play the video at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing.

This brings us to this insane Georgia sky time-lapse video. Dr. Alan Walters, who works at the University Hospital in August, GA, recorded the entire video on his smart phone. During one of his shifts, Dr. Walters noticed this unique cloud formation and had to record it. It just so happened, this cloud formation that he recorded is scientifically known as Undulatus asperatus – which loosely translates from Latin as “roughening wave.” The Latin translation makes sense, because when time-lapsed, the entire sky looks like it’s actually choppy water, just upside-down. What makes this recording so unique is imagining what would happen if the ocean was looming over our heads.

Take a look at the video and see for yourself:

What do you think? Pretty awesome, right?! Have you ever caught nature on a time-lapse and found a remarkable sight? Let us know!

Marisa Roman
Marisa Roman is an avid reader, writer, and collector of experiences. She travels the country full time in an RV and writes about her adventures.