Nature, Science & Tech — 09 October 2017

The vastness of the world’s oceans is something not many ponder on. Watching this spectacular time-lapse of a cargo ship’s journey over the course of a month will infuse you with just one aspect of the oceanic magnificence of Gaia and the Universe.

Sailing in the open sea
is a truly unique way
to grasp how significantly small
we are in this beautiful world.


Watch on YouTube

YouTuber JeffHK took 80,000 photos over a 30-day travel period through thunderstorms, torrential rain and busy traffic, resulting in this 10-minute video.

Ideally, put this on full screen, sit back, and let it all wash over you.

Music by
Philip G Anderson – Winter (from 0:00 to 4:37 and 8:00 to 10:00)
Stellardrone – Billions And Billions (from 4:37 to 8:00)

If you don’t have 10 minutes to watch the whole thing, JeffHK made a handy little viewer’s guide for you, complete with timestamps:

0:32 Milky Way
0:53 Sirius Star (I think) Correction: Planet Jupiter according to some viewers
1:17 Approaching Port of Colombo
1:45 Cargo Operation
2:08 Departure Colombo with Rainstorm
2:29 Beautiful Sunrise
3:13 Lightning Storm at Malacca Strait and Singapore Strait
3:29 Clear night sky Milky Way with lightning storm
4:01 Camera getting soaked
5:09 Arrival Singapore
5:56 Departure Singapore
6:20 Moon-lit night sky
6:48 Another Sunrise
8:30 Headed due north and you can see Ursa Major rotating neatly around Polaris
8:36 Squid Boats
8:54 Chaotic Traffic
9:15 Arrival Hong Kong

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