Altenwalde Heath, Cuxhaven - Stellarium (EN)

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Summer evening in Altenwalde Heath - Stellarium simulation, time-lapse 100x
Position: N 53°50'02.8“, E 8°38'33.6“ (Cuxhaven, Altenwalde Heath North)
Date & Time: 2018 Jul 17, 19:00 - 24:00 CEST (UTC+2)

Music: T. Narjes, Soft Cool Evening
℗ © 2017 narjesiamusic (T. Narjes) - All rights reserved

After introducing Altenwalde Heath and turning around the observer's position in order to look in several different directions the decline of the sun and the progress of the evening is simulated until after nautical dusk. At times, the sky objects and landscape label (gazetteer) features of Stellarium are demonstrated. Watch the planets Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn appear during twilight and Venus and the waxing crescent moon setting when night falls upon Altenwalde Heath.

Watch this video in Full HD resolution (1080p) and full screen mode for best viewing experience.

The moon is enlarged 4x for better visibility.

Some relevant times:
21:46 Sunset (Venus appearing already before sunset)
22:34 End of civil twilight
23:50 End of nautical twilight
Astronomical twilight lasts the remainder of the night, no complete darkness
00:12 (Jul 18) Moonset

The whole sky is artificially produced by Stellarium, the open source planetarium software available on

I created the hi-res (16k pixels) landscape used in this simulation from a series of 128 photos taken on 2017 Aug 29 in Cuxhaven, assembled and fitted together with Hugin, the open source panorama creation software.

The illumination of the landscape according to daylight, twilight, and night is fully handled by Stellarium automatically.

Altenwalde Heath 360° landscape in different resolutions available here:
Landscape Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

A cylindric pano version of this landscape can be viewed here:

© 2017 narjesus (T. Narjes)