Here is a captivating moonrise in three parts, captured by photographer Dan Marker-Moore. Up first: a 10-second timelapse of a full moon rising above the smoggy L.A. skyline. The clip captures the moon's half-hour transformation from a ruddy sphere low on the city's horizon, into a gleaming white orb, hung high in the night sky.

Next up, a time-slice photograph – a composite image that combines stills from 11 timepoints across 27 minutes and 59 seconds to depict the Moon's trajectory and color change in a single image:

This moonrise timelapse is the most mesmerizing thing you'll see todayS

And finally, a looping GIF of the Moon, rising angular and escalator-like over the horizon:

This moonrise timelapse is the most mesmerizing thing you'll see todayS

Just gorgeous. Easily our favorite moonrise since this one, which was shot back in January over Wellington, New Zealand. (Believe it or not, the linked New Zealand moonrise footage is presented in real time – i.e. it's not a timelapse. Definitely worth checking out.) Marker-Moore gets extra points for creativity. If all moonrises could now be presented in GIF + time slice form, that would be excellent.

See more of Marker-Moore’s work on his website and Tumblr.

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