Can You Count the Meteors Flying by in This Time-Lapsed Vid. of Joshua Tree Park?

TheBlaze has seen its fair share of time-lapsed videos of meteor showers. But this is no ordinary video showing the flying space rocks across the night sky.

In the Joshua Tree National Park and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in California, filmmaker and photographer Henry Jun Wah Lee says he “encountered so much more” than he intended when he first set out to film the Perseid meteor shower. 

Jun Wah Lee’s video — Ascendence — shows time-lapsed footage of not only the trees and meteors, but also lightning (this really gets going around 2:15 into the film), the Milky Way and rainbows.

(Image: Vimeo screenshot)
(Image: Vimeo screenshot)
(Image: Vimeo screenshot)

The film to him shows “nature’s unpredictable power and beauty.”

(Image: Vimeo screenshot)
(Image: Vimeo screenshot)

Now, are you ready for his challenge? In the video’s description, Jun Wah Lee urges you to watch the video at full screen and count the meteors (Note: they really start flying around 1:20 ):

If you were fast enough to count the meteors, let us know in the comments how many you tallied up.

(H/T: io9)

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