Despite how bright everything looks, it’s not twilight. It’s 1am. And the full moon was illuminating everything, even though it was often hidden behind thick blankets of marine layers. You could see glimmers of the moonlight piercing through some of the cloud cover where the water is illuminated. The overcast mornings are common in Southern California during the months of May and June. This picture was taken from Malibu and it’s overlooking the distinct part of the LA coastline that curves southward between Santa Monica and Palos Verdes. That curve is sometimes called the “Queens Necklace” due to the way it’s lit up at night.