Pilot Creates Mesmerizing Timelapse of the Milky Way While Flying Through the Night Sky
Flying at incredibly high altitudes in night skies often gives pilots the chance to catch some pretty spectacular views.
This was the case with airline pilot, photographer, and film producer Sales Wick, who created a mesmerizing timelapse of the Milky Way during a flight from Zurich, Switzerland to São Paulo, Brazil.
The flight took place in August, during a time when shooting starts could be seen illuminating the night sky.
"Just as the bright city lights are vanishing behind us, the Milky Way starts to become clearly visible up ahead," Wick wrote on his website. "It’s now us, pacing at almost the speed of sound along the invisible highway and the pitch-black night sky above this surreal landscape."
Flying across the Atlantic Ocean towards South America, Wick takes us on a magical journey of dark skies speckled with stars that look just like a painting. Meanwhile, shooting stars whiz by, creating the feeling that we're floating in space.
“Ahead of us are another eight hours flight time, but we already stopped counting the shooting stars…and we already got to a few hundred,” Wick wrote.