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Year long sky time lapse of San Francisco

November 17, 2011

This is a pretty unique time lapse video. Instead of looping through 365 days in one video, each day gets its own movie in a grid.

A camera installed on the roof of the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco captured an image of the sky every 10 seconds. From these images, I created a mosaic of time-lapse movies, each showing a single day. The days are arranged in chronological order. My intent was to reveal the patterns of light and weather over the course of a year.

I have lived in San Francisco. One of the things I wasn’t a fan of was the weather. There were just too many days where the fog rolled in and there was a biting wind. Without the fog and wind the temperature would have been perfect, hoving around 70 degrees. However, with the fog and/or wind the temperature drops to the mid 50s and that is just not acceptable.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 17, 2011 9:18 pm

    That’s pretty cool.
    But uh, where is “the snapshot below”…?

    • November 17, 2011 10:33 pm

      I have no idea what you are talking about

  2. November 17, 2011 10:57 pm

    Very funny.

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