This incredible 4k time-lapse, published by Oliver Schmid shows sunrises, sunsets, clouds, and the Milky Way from Mount Pilatus, Switzerland. A breathtaking video that reminds us of how amazing a place our planet is. Enjoy!

This is some time-lapse footage that Oliver Schmid took last year for the Pilatus-Bahnen AG. It shows some magic sunsets, sunrises, clouds, and the Milky Way on Mount Pilatus (6,982 feet/2,128 meters high) in central Switzerland in 4k.

Mount Pilatus is a mountain massif in the Swiss Alps overlooking Lucerne. Lucerne is the most populous town in Central Switzerland (it has a population of 81,057 as of 2013), and also the country’s seventh-largest city. Mount Pilatus is composed of several peaks, of which the highest (2,128 meters / 6,982 feet) is named Tomlishorn.

You can see a few meteors in the video. If a meteoroid (space rock) comes close enough to Earth and enters the Earth’s atmosphere, it vaporizes and produces the visual phenomenon called a meteor: a beautiful streak of light in the sky.

Because of their appearance, these streaks of light some people call meteors “shooting stars.”

Milky Way from Mount Pilatus
Milky Way from Mount Pilatus, a mountain massif overlooking Lucerne, Central Switzerland (a screenshot from the video above)
Mount Pilatus above Lucerne
The iconic Mount Pilatus above Lucerne. Image: Wikipedia
The top can be reached with the Pilatus Railway, the world’s steepest cogwheel railway, from Alpnachstad, operating from May to November (depending on snow conditions) and the whole year with the aerial panorama gondolas and aerial cableways from Kriens. Owing to its location on the shores of Lake Lucerne and its outflow, the river Reuss, within sight of the Swiss Alps, Lucerne (or Luzern) has long been a destination for tourists.
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