Photographer Randy Halverson shot this stunning visual of the galaxy and storms from April through November of last year in Wyoming’s Big Horn Mountains, Utah’s Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks, and South Dakota.

Dubbed “Huelux,” he first set out to capture a video of the aurora borealis and the Milky Way, but he didn’t want to wait for a clear night, so allowed the storms and clouds to be in the picture. “For a good nighttime shot, you need two hours to shoot it,” Halverson told Yahoo Travel. “You need a storm that’s moving toward you and that’s moving slow enough.”

See more of Halverson’s videos over on Vimeo.