Photographer Captures Remarkable Milky Way Timelapse Over Australia's East Coast

A photographer captured the beautiful moment clouds cleared over News South Wales’s Central Coast and exposed the Milky Way on January 27.

This timelapse, shot by David Magro, shows the galaxy’s vibrant colours rising from the horizon as bright stars shine through. A ship can be seen gliding across the water in the distance.

Magro told Storyful he was concerned lingering cloud cover would ruin the shot, which was comprised of approximately 500 individual images taken over four hours.

“I thought the clouds were going to be hanging around most of the night but they moved just at the right moment,” he said. “Most astrophotographers including myself don’t spend nights out when it’s cloudy usually but… I will be in the future.” Credit: David Magro via Storyful