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This is a glorious sight that people who live in Metro Manila can only see on video, unfortunately.
On Nov 18, 30-year-old travel blogger and filmmaker Aaron Palabyab spent over an hour in Sabang Beach shooting the sky. That result is a 15-second time lapse video that he recently shared on Facebook.
“The Milky Way revolves around Polaris, the North Star, as seen from Baler. Polaris is the stationary star just off to the right and below the center of the image,” he explains on his post.
In the past eight months, Palabyab has been busy taking insanely beautiful and dreamy footages of nature in the Philippines and Spain, using a Sony A7S, a Samyang 24mm f/1.4 lens and a MeFoto RoadTrip tripod.
“These days I really travel to shoot, so I came to Baler, Aurora, aiming to get a shot like this. I knew the skies would be dark enough to shoot the Milky Way and it was all a matter of picking the time and place,” he tells Coconuts Manila.
The video is breathtaking and a gentle reminder of just how beautiful mother nature is.
Photo: Screengrab of Palabyab’s video.