Watching the Milky Way

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This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011 at El Teide, Spain´s highest mountain. It is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories.

The goal was to capture the Milky Way galaxy along with El Teide but a large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert on the 9th April and then hit El Teide making it nearly impossible to see the sky with the naked eye.

The camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the Milky Way during this time and surprisingly it captured the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds.

Watch the Milky Way shining through a Sahara sandstorm.

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