Stunning time-lapse will make you see the heavens in a whole new light (video)

Video screen capture Chris Pritchard/Vimeo

Chris Pritchard spent over five years shooting for this very special time-lapse film that shows the sky in all its splendor, from Los Angeles, Big Sur and Yosemite to New York City, New Zealand and Tokyo.

"Whether in the city or a rural area, surrounded by nature or man-made things, there is but one constant - the sky," Pritchard writes. "Regardless of our lifestyle or surroundings, the sky is always there above us to put on a show. 'Skylight' is a collection of dramatic sky shows, captured from a wide variety of locations."

The 3 minutes we see on film is in reality about 36 hours of time – in total there are 42 unique locations used.

"Shooting time-lapse has taught me to sit back and take in the world around me. After six years and thousands of shots captured," says Pritchard. "I’ve seen some special and memorable events in our skies. No matter how dramatic the location, the sky holds the power to make a good view great, and to mesmerize us with the wonders of the world – within our atmosphere and beyond."

Watch for yourself here:

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