2012 NIU Skylapse

This is a "best of" movie of time-lapse clips caught by the NIU webcam system from May 2012-January 2013. The movie is a one-hour collection of 173 clips illustrating skyscapes of contrails, deep convection, shelf clouds, stratus of all types, gravity waves, outflow boundaries, frontal passages, and everything in between (e.g., a hot air balloon passage, helicopters that look like UFOs hovering over a KDKB aircraft crash site, an outdoor inflatable for ROTC folks, and occasional visitors like birds and bugs). The webcam system captures images (1280x720) every 10 seconds from each of our perspectives (east, north, and west); that's about 3-4 GB of images a day! The images are then compiled and sped up 20x.