Tonight we will witness a rare astronomical phenomena called “supermoon” total lunar eclipse. This happens when a lunar eclipse happens in conjunction with the event of a super moon – The time when the moon is closest to earth and thus looks the biggest. (Next time this will happen is on 2033). To really take it over the top, this will be a blood moon, meaning a red moon. So Bright, Big and Eclipsed. Definitely something worth taking a photo.
Here is a list of resources that will help you make the best of the occasion:
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If you are going to shoot the moon better be organized and not forget a thing, this checklist will help you make sure you don’t have to wait till 2033 to re-take the photos that went bad.
If you want to get the best viewing times and locations, Space.com released a guide to help you pre-locate yourself, along with the times where the eclipse will be at its peak all over the world. The Telegraph released a similar resource specific for the UK
Bill Ingalls, NASA’s senior photographer, is one of the world’s acknowledged greats at photographing sky events. He shares 4 of his tips for shooting the supermoon. NASA TV will stream the eclipse live if it gets too cloudy (or sleepy over at your place)
While this tutorial has some focus on Nikon, most of the tips there are brand-agnostic.
Got more tips for shooting the Supermoon Lunar Eclipse please share them in the comments.