Starscape caught on timelapse video in Baler, Aurora

Aaron Palabyab captures the Milky Way and Polaris in this timelapse video shot from Baler, Central Luzon

TRAVEL + VIDEO: Starscape in Baler, Aurora 

Hundreds of sparkling stars, a few shooting off into the night sky were captured by Aaron Palabyab in this short timelapse video taken in Baler, Aurora. The video shows the Milky Way seeming to revolve around Polaris, the North Star, the stationary star just off to the right and below the center of the image.

The Milky Way is the galaxy that holds our planet Earth. It contains about 100–400 billion stars and at least 100 billion planets. Our Solar System is located within one of its spiral arms.

Find out more about Baler, Aurora, whether you're off to shoot the night sky, surf or just to chill out and enjoy Baler's extensive coastline just a few hours from Manila.

Find Aaron Palabyab on YouTube.  

Read Aaron Palabyab's tutorial on How to shoot the Milky Way with a mobile phone

Inside the Milky Way: A documentary

Published February 2017