No video will ever capture what it feels like to lay under a starry sky, especially if we’re talking about one of the world’s cleanest and darkest night skies, but this video manages to get pretty close to it. Filmed in “freezing temperatures” at Chile’s Atacama desert, the video shows those infinite skies getting darker and full of stars and clearly visible nebulas.
To get this footage, Martin Heck from Timestorm Films traveled to altitudes up to 5000m/16000ft, salt lakes, and icy slopes, an unfriendly environment to equipment and life. But he got his reward: “uncountable stars and fantastic nebulas in one of the quietest and emptiest places on earth.” He says “not a single noise distracts you from the grand show the night sky has to offer.” First, watch the video. Then hop on the next flight to Chile.