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The Complete Lunar Cycle by Dan0128 The Complete Lunar Cycle by Dan0128
UPDATE: THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR ALL THE KIND COMMENTS, ALL THE FAVORITES, AND A BIG THANKS TO "*Toxic-Mario" FOR THE DAILY DEVIATION RECOMMENDATION!!! Please feel free to ask me any questions about how I made this or any other GIF and I will gladly share with you, in detail, the steps that I take to make these. Remember, I cannot sell my GIFs! I make them purely for fans and to be creative! I have made over 125 GIFs to date of everything from the Moon, to sunsets/sunrises, thunderstorms, and more! I have a few other animations posted so check them out while you are here =)

If used, please do give credit. These are not easy to make and I can assure you, finding GIFs like this on the Internet is not a common thing so I will know if you take it!!! Thank you

My longest GIF project to date. One shoot of the Moon just about every single night for a month (February 2009 to March 2009) for the whole cycle. Getting up at all hours of the night for the Waning portion was probably the biggest challenge among avoiding cloudy nights. With a better camera now, I may redo this someday soon!
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Given 2011-01-25
The Complete Lunar Cycle by ~Dan0128. The suggestor said: "This is so awesome. All phases of the moons all in one awesome GIF animation." This can be an amazing source of reference for animators! It would normally seem that the moon does not rotate when in reality, the moon actually seems to roll from side to side, even though we only ever see one side of the moon. A seemingly simple GIF, but when you take into account the fact that it took a month to make this short, but incredibly useful reference, you just have to appreciate Dan0128's dedication! ( Suggested by Toxic-Mario and Featured by Gashu-Monsata )
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Archangelical Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
A well deserved DD. I haven't seen anything like this on DArt before. Very original. :)
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Dan0128 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much. If you enjoyed this, I highly suggest checking out the rest of my GIF animations =)
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hinatacg Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
I love this so much, it's so complete!
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Dan0128 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you =) I may be be making a new and improved version this summer!
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heramb Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
:D thanks :D
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Dan0128 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome...?
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heramb Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
:D for sharing this ie :D
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psychsg Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
awww dang thats awesome! great pics :D
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NicJamesPanda Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is just amazing !
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16seyra Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Beautiful~!
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UsagiTenshi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is SO COOL!! :eyepopping:
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robert-kim-karen Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:worship:
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blackenedkrono Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Marvelous :la:
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brandi3981 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I hardly ever can get a clear moon shot & not only did you do that every night that month but the sizes match & it just flowed so well I have staring jaw-dropped for at least a minute before I started typing this

congrats on the VERY well deserved DD
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AdrianFarenheitTepes Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
:dance::w00t::dance:
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LigerMuffins Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOAH!!!! : D
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Orok77 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
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Zoe-the-Pink-Ranger Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Awesome :D
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MrDarksMayhem Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice work.
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CoconutDragon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Oh my goodness, this is so cool! I'm glad you did it!
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rachlouise3 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student General Artist
I think I saw something like this on Wikipedia's moon phases page. o_o

Anyway, awesome work!
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Dan0128 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed, I know of one other hand-made Lunar Cycle GIF and a computer-generated one but those are the only two
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Incredible work! I wish I had thought of it.
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Dousedflames Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student
Cool! There was a recent lunar eclipse.. in December, and I took a lot of pictures (unfortunately, I had to go to bed when it was half over... it was 3 am then...) and my friend is gonna GIF them for me :)
I do have some cool moon pictures in my gallery though, and in one or two, it's orange! :D
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Dan0128 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahh yes, the Lunar Eclipse. I had planned to GIF that as well, but clouds ruined the night as soon as it started =( Thanks for the comment
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Dousedflames Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student
Aw darn :/
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ill-91s Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
cool
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OddDreams101 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing is all I can say...well done
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Nezusagi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
AMAZING~!!Must've put you some work~!!:D
Congratz on the DD~!
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MonikaZagrobelna Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing idea ^^
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Arayel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Moon... :date:

Thanks !
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Zoolab Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
drug effect xD Beginnings and you do not stop more
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Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EPIC DAN! EPIC! :dance:
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Dan0128 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks and that is a very funny quote from SB
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Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol
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ahmeyt05 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
lovely moony animation
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Ranshiinsitha Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow this is beautiful, will be usefull in my astronomy lessons if you don't mind me to use it at class, thank you for making it!
And congrats on the DD, what a job you have done! :heart:
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Dan0128 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much and yes, you may. You can also refer to my shot "Moonscape" since there is a lot more lunar detail in that image
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Ranshiinsitha Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yes, that one is a great shot too :D
Really great work, congratulations and you are welcome ^^
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arabianpharoe Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is AWESOME
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Beard-with-a-face Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Such a simple idea and so hard to pull off.
And you did it fantastic :)
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ultrahot Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
OMG my grandson will LOVE this! He is the original "Mac in the Moon!"
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John77 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
impressive! :D
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EVfreTWI Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
LOVE IT! great work :) must have caused some time :P
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theri611 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student Photographer
wow!!
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AngelJasiel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg, this is an awesome work :iconloveloveplz:
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TribalDrawer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
hey, what trics do you use to take a pic of the moon? i've tried for a long time on many ways, but it always only end up like a little, black dot :x
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Dan0128 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
For this particular GIF, I focused my relatively camera point-and-shoot Aiptek camera through a set of 10x50 binoculars and well balancing the two as best as I could, got my shots. Interestingly enough, I learned it is easier to get detail with lunar shots when the Moon is more illuminated than when it is not
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TribalDrawer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
ok. do you use those black, big cameraes (i don't know what they call it in english xD), or a digital camera?, cuz i only have digital, 4x zoom :(
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Dan0128 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You mean an SLR? Nah, like I said, a pretty cheap point-and-shoot camera and only a x4 Digital Zoom which was virtually no help. Now a days, I have a small telescope which could make this GIF 10x better
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