In case you missed it, the world is head over heels for the gorgeous lunar eclipse and supermoon that inspired photographers from California’s west coast to India on January 31, 2018. The #SuperBlueBloodMoon has the perfect trifecta of being 17% closer to the earth than normal, the second full moon in the month, and a full lunar eclipse.
Check out images of the celestial event from photographers around the world.
Planning to shoot the moon? We recommend using a professional grade camera, on a tripod to get a crisp shot. A telephoto lens is handy (we used a 70-200mm lens, but for more powerful imagery we suggest 400mm), and your settings should allow for the focus & quality of light. We like shooting at F8 and 125th shutter speed, but play around with it and you might find something that works better for you!
By Peter Katkov | @pacificexposure | Oceanside, California
Peter took these photos between 3:30 and 6:30 am this morning in Oceanside, CA. Shot on a Sony A7Rii, with a 70-200mm lens at f4. He used PhotoPills to plan the location and angle of the moon set, for the wider shots he will be sharing out later. He adjusted the exposures in Lightroom, then stitched it together in Photoshop.
By Alvern Ariston | @alvernariston | Marina Bay, Singapore
Shot with a Nikon D810 70-200 at 2.8. Alvern didn’t have to do much planning for this supermoon shot–just had to find a spot with less cloud coverage.
By Oshin D. Zakarian | @oshindzakarian | Griffith Park Observatory, California
Deb Campbell | @debcampbellphoto | Tennessee, USA
Deb took this in the Great Smoky Mountains early this morning at 6am with a Sony 100-400 lens.
By Kwong Liew | @liewdesign | Alameda, California
This series of shots were taken on the flight deck of USS Hornet, a historical aircraft carrier located in Alameda, CA, looking back at the San Francisco skyline. Kwong used a canon 5d3 with a Sigma 24-105 lens. A base shot nearer to daylight was used as the background, and shots of the moon taken at 10 to 15 min apart were layered on top and masked to produce the final composite.”
By Shweta Rane | @bhulibhatki | Mumbai, India.
By Jim Tang | @thewxmann | Oakland, California
Jim took this at 7am, staked out the location beforehand. He shot this on a Nikon 200-500 lens.