It's an amazing look at a week in the life of the Milky Way.
Shot earlier this month, this time-lapse video shows a series of incredible colours in our sky from the vantage point of the top of Spain's highest mountain.
The film was captured between April 4 and 11 by Terje Sorgjerd during a sleep-deprived climb up El Teide.

The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo
So determined was he to film as much footage as possible, he estimates he had as little as ten hours sleep during the entire seven days.

The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.
Among the numerous highlights is a sequence of clouds rolling peacefully in front of the viewer like ocean waves.
At around 32 seconds into the video is a unique view of our galaxy through the filter of a sandstorm that had blown in from the Sahara.

Above the clouds: The time-lapse video was captured between April 4 and 11 by Terje Sorgjerd during a sleep-deprived climb up El Teide, Spain's highest mountain

Perseverance: Mr Sorgjerd was so determined to capture as much footage as possible that he only slept for 11 hours during his seven-day trek
TEIDE NATIONAL PARK
● Situated on the island of Tenerife, Teide National Park features the Teide-Pico Viejo stratovolcano that, at 3,718m, is the highest peak on Spanish soil
● Rising 7,500m above the ocean floor, it is regarded as the world’s third-tallest volcanic structure and stands in a spectacular environment
● Atmospheric conditions create constantly changing textures and tones in the landscape and a ‘sea of clouds’ that forms a visually impressive backdrop
● Teide is of global importance in providing evidence of the geological processes that underpin the evolution of oceanic islands
He said: 'A large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert on April 9.
'At approximately 3am in the night the sandstorm hit me, making it nearly impossible to see the sky with my own eyes.
'Interestingly enough, my camera was set for a five-hour sequence of the Milky Way during this time and I was sure my whole scene was ruined.
'To my surprise, my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds.
'The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way.'

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