It’s hard to fully comprehend the sheer size and imperial power of the Grand Canyon unless you’re standing on its rim, looking down. More than a mile deep and 18 miles wide at its extremes, this wonder of the natural world is so massive that it exposes 40 percent of earth’s geologic history and occasionally creates its own weather patterns, like this breathtaking cloud inversion captured with time-lapse photography by filmmakers Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan.

Created for the Skyglow Project, a crowdfunded effort to expose the effects of light pollution, the short but powerful clip—titled “Kaibab Elegy”—shows how clouds can form spontaneously below the rim of the canyon, making viewers at the top feel like they’re hovering miles above the earth.

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