Remember the Night Everything Changed
Create a personalized video of the stars and constellations that were visible overhead on any night and then share it with someone you love.Create Your Starry Night
You choose a place and time and we generate an animation showing the stars that were visible over the entire night. The three minute video includes the stars entering during sunset, the constellations that were overhead, and the stars exiting during sunrise. If any planets or the Moon were visible on your night, they'll appear too, with the Moon in its correct phase. The video shows the entire sky, with the southern horizon along the bottom.
The music is generated by the stars themselves, by converting each star's color and brightness into a musical note. This process is called sonification. The redder stars produce lower pitched notes while the bluer stars produce higher notes. The brighter the star, the louder the note. The animation and music are created using highly accurate astronomical catalogs and our own software.
When your personalized video is ready we will email you the file so you can share it with someone you love, and relive that magic moment.
Your video will be ready within one business day.
My Starry Night is created by the astrophysicists and musicians of SYSTEM Sounds. We convert the rhythms and harmonies of the cosmos into music and sound and frequently collaborate with NASA to make astronomy more accessible to the blind and visually impaired. Watch our co-founder Matt Russo's TED Talk 'What Does the Universe Sound Like?' to learn more about the deep connection between music and astronomy.
Alliteration aside, I am sincerely overwhelmed by, and most appreciative of, My Starry Night! The entire concept (the fusion of music with astronomy) has a compelling appeal to me. I first became familiar with Matt Russo's "Song of the Night Sky" via Calm, and I found it instantly enjoyable and satisfying. The customization of the music (and accompanying video) to a certain date is truly ingenious. It also affords the opportunity to commemorate a most special night of one's life in a unique and beautiful manner.