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The Morning GIF: Moonrise kingdom combined 11 photos to make this seamless GIF.


Lorraine Murphy

Internet Culture

Here at the Daily Dot, we swap GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you in. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.

Hail Artemis!

Moonrise is a phenomenon both well-understood and still mysterious, one of those things that science can never render fully mundane. Today’s glorious GIF demonstrates that well: While it debunks the notion that the moon appears larger closer to the horizon, it is still an awe-inspiring thing to watch.

Out of 11 snaps, taken in sequence over 28 minutes, Dan Marker-Moore of the Tumblr elides a moonrise GIF to beat them all. Its occluded dawning transforms slowly into a celestial white beacon staring down on Los Angeles like a narrowly escaped angel, a sort of noir-redemption narrative perfectly suited to the city that spawned the genre.

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