Powerful Telescope Captures Stunning Footage of the Moon in 4K

It’s easy to forget that the moon is out there orbiting and minding its own business.

By Jordan Valinsky|MOTHERBOARD

Luckily, researchers at the Mount John University Observatory in New Zealand are keeping an eye on it. Using a 2,4 foot (61cm) reflector lens, the stunning video gives us a close examination of the moon’s crater-filled surface and eerie atmosphere.

The five minute clip, shot in 4K, is probably best experienced on a towering IMAX theater screen. Since not everyone has access to that, the least you can do is watch it on YouTube in cinema mode.