great 4k uhd timelapse footage. daytime and night time, zoom in zoom out and stabile versions of time lapse footages are available. the moon, in greek: selene, in latin: luna, is earth’s only natural satellite. it is one of the largest natural satellites in the solar system, and, among planetary satellites, the largest relative to the size of the planet it orbits, its primary. it is the second-densest satellite among those whose densities are known. the moon is thought to have formed approximately 4.5 billion years ago, not long after earth. there are several hypotheses for its origin; the most widely accepted explanation is that the moon formed from the debris left over after a giant impact between earth and a mars-sized body called theia. moon sky full fullmoon timelapse time lapse hyperlapse 4k blue purple cyan night background moonlight dark cloudy clouds lunar bright cloud astronomy nature light space view satellite surface stars star twilight planet sphere glowing midnight design natural scene dusk illuminated astrology fog round sunset celestial atmosphere month phase dreams evening. the moon is in synchronous rotation with earth, always showing the same face with its near side marked by dark volcanic maria that fill between the bright ancient crustal highlands and the prominent impact craters. it is the second-brightest regularly visible celestial object in earth’s sky after the sun, as measured by illuminance on earth’s surface. although it can appear a very bright white, its surface is actually dark, with a reflectance just slightly higher than that of worn asphalt. its prominence in the sky and its regular cycle of phases have, since ancient times, made the moon an important cultural influence on language, calendars, art, and mythology. the moon’s gravitational influence produces the ocean tides, body tides, and the slight lengthening of the day. the moon’s current orbital distance is about thirty times the diameter of earth, causing it to have an apparent size in the sky almost the same as that of the sun, with the result that the moon covers the sun nearly precisely in total solar eclipse. this matching of apparent visual size is a coincidence. the moon’s linear distance from earth is currently increasing at a rate, but this rate is not constant. please also check my portfolio for more travel videos. i have videos from over 50 countries, 1.000 cities.