This is a cool video/GIF/moving image of a satellite transiting the moon as seen from the Royal observatory.

I don't understand exactly what I'm looking at from a web point of view - if I try to right-click and save I get 750kB of HTML.

How can I display/embed this cool moving image in a Question in space SE? Is there a way to extract a GIF?


Manual screenshot, showing the speeding satellite as a little blurred white thing, and the letters GIF in the bottom left corner. It turns out (pointed out by @kimholder below) that it's a Faux-GIF! screen shot of tweet

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It looks like while it may seem to be a GIF, it actually isn't - it's been converted by Twitter to a MP4. So, there is no way you can post that in an answer, other than as a still image with a link. Only YouTube videos will play in Space Exploration answers.

It looks like your only option is to find the original GIF. It lists a lot of stuff about the source, so that seems plausible. An animated GIF will display properly.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for finding that tidbit - I've added a screenshot and updated the description. Faux-GIF! OK I'll keep searching. Probably someone will have reverse-Fauxed it back into a GIF somewhere. $\endgroup$ – uhoh Apr 14 '16 at 16:23
  • $\begingroup$ I've gone ahead and asked a question with a static screenshot. Thanks! $\endgroup$ – uhoh Apr 14 '16 at 16:58
  • $\begingroup$ No problem. If i get a bit of time in the evening, i might try my hand at finding that GIF too. $\endgroup$ – kim holder Apr 14 '16 at 17:01

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