How to photograph the lunar eclipse: 5 tips to make your blood red moon photos stand out


THE longest lunar eclipse this century is coming tomorrow morning but capturing it will be tricky. These five tips can secure your perfect moonshot.

IT WILL be the longest blood red moon appearance this century, giving photographers plenty of time to capture a stunning lunar eclipse.

But even though tomorrow’s lunar event will turn the moon crimson for one hour and 43 minutes, you should not need that entire time to perfect a portrait.

With the right equipment, a little preparation, and correct settings, you could surprise yourself and Instagram followers alike with the perfect moonshot.

Astrophotographer and Nikon School lecturer Steven Morris said the first step should be to “plan your shot,” and ask whether you want to capture the moon as it moves over a landscape or photograph it at its peak colour up close.

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