Did You Photograph the Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse? Here Are Some of the Best Shots from Social Media

Did You Photograph the Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse? Here Are Some of the Best Shots from Social Media

Sometime around 3 a.m. this morning, I awoke to a strong light beaming through my bedroom window. It was the supermoon glowing big and bright. I crawled out of bed, grabbed my camera gear, and set up a tripod on my tiny patio in Amsterdam to shoot the famous supermoon lunar eclipse — that phenomenon that happens only a few times each century.

Within a couple hours, I had captured a whole series of exposures with my Canon 6D paired with a 70-200mm f2.8 L (and oh, how I wished I had an 800mm for this)! 

I quickly edited them and uploaded my final work to my Facebook profile and Instagram. Then, I got lost in all the amazing photos of the supermoon posted by fellow photographers. I scoured social media to discover some of the best photos of this year's rare sighting. Here are a few of my favorite finds.

2015 Supermoon Lunar Eclipse Photos

Jeremy Schneider

Photographer Jeremy Schneider created this stunning composite over San Diego, California, USA.


Meghan McKinney, Monica Malosky, Octavia Sha' McDuffie and I caught the super moon eclipse over downtown! Thanks for hanging out while I clicked the shutter button every two minutes! :)

Posted by Jeremy Schneider on Sunday, September 27, 2015


Keith Walters

Photographer Keith Walters captured this close-up of the red supermoon in New York, USA.


Blood Moon Eclipse. #geneseo

Posted by Keith Walters Photography on Monday, September 28, 2015


Matthew Newman

Nightscape photographer Matthew Newman shot an exquisite landscape featuring both the red supermoon lunar eclipse and the Milky Way over Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, USA.


Eclipsed Milky Way Crater Lake National Park Tonight everyone was focused on the lunar eclipse, but they forgot the...

Posted by Matthew Newman Photography on Monday, September 28, 2015


Mike Mezeul II

Photographer Mike Mezeul II created this elegant composite over Dallas, Texas, USA.


After spending 5 hours on a rooftop with an incredible view of Dallas, I was able to create this composite image showing...

Posted by "Looking Up" by Mike Mezeul II on Sunday, September 27, 2015


Michael Wilson

Photographer Michael Wilson captured this serene close-up of the eclipse over Cape Town, South Africa.



Dan McGeorge

Photographer Dan McGeorge shot the blood moon over San Diego, California, USA.


My perspective of the Blood Moon tonight from atop Mount Soledad. This was a great event I hope everyone got to see.

Posted by Dan McGeorge Gallery on Sunday, September 27, 2015


Tedz Duran

Photographer Tedz Duran captured the eclipse beside the London Eye in the U.K.


Blood Red MoonThis morning's Super Moon just before total Lunar Eclipse.The moon was higher up than I would have...

Posted by Tedz Duran on Monday, September 28, 2015


Sa Ma

Photojournalist Sa Ma snapped the moon rising over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, USA.


Lunar eclipse Sep 27, 2015 Nikon D810 and 200-500/5.6 @500. from Kirby Cove

Posted by Sa Ma on Sunday, September 27, 2015


Craig Fox

Photographer Craig Fox created a beautiful progression series over Cape Town, South Africa.



Jeff Smith

Photographer Jeff Smith managed to make the best out of cloud cover in Toronto, Canada.


#SuperBloodMoon #supermoon more hiding in the clouds over Toronto. #toronto

Posted by Jeff Smith on Sunday, September 27, 2015


Kurt Wilcox

Photographer Kurt Wilcox created this beautiful composite over Idaho, USA.


Moon composite first exposure with the bight moon was shot last night and then the eclipse was added from exposures tonight I still have a lot to learn lol but it was fun :)

Posted by Kurt Wilcox on Monday, September 28, 2015


Scott Stringham

Photographer Scott Stringham captured this lovely HDR photo in Utah, USA.


HDR merged in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. September 27th 2015 Lunar eclipse and Super Moon

Posted by Scott Stringham on Sunday, September 27, 2015


Cory Pool

Photographer Cory Pool shot this stunning landscape over Mt. Shasta, California, USA.


It was magical to watch the Lunar Eclipse as the moon rose over Mt. Shasta while in Earth's Shadow. It's so cool to be...

Posted by Cory Poole Photography on Sunday, September 27, 2015


Sean Parker

Photographer Sean Parker made a gorgeous image of the moon over silhouetted saguaros in Tucson, Arizona, USA.

One last Lunar Eclipse image in Tucson, Arizona. I processed this one a bit differently than my norm. I hope you like it...

Posted by Sean Parker Photography on Monday, September 28, 2015


Share Your Work

Did you photograph the 2015 Supermoon Lunar Eclipse? We'd love to see your stuff! Share your photos and your techniques in the comments below.

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Winchester UK Supermoon at around 4.30.

Haha!! Love it, Neil! I could go for some sleep right now :)

Here was my shot when the moon just started rising over New York City. Used a Sony A7RII with a 70-200mm lens.

Nice man. Settings?

Thanks a lot!

Exposure: 5.0 sec at f/8.0
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 112mm

Sooo good Tyson! Such sparkly goodness. Love it! Thanks for sharing! :)

Excellent progression! Well done, Kyle! :)

A couple of timelapses from last night:

That's so amazing, thanks for capturing that, Nathan! And thanks for sharing! :)

The eclipse as seen from Barcelona (Spain)! Composite made with pictures taken between 4:59 AM and 5:52 AM (UTC time).

Sooo cool! I love it! Thanks for that, Enrique! :)

Super Blood Moon under radio tower in Cedar Hill, TX. Shot with 7D2 & 70-200 2.8L IS II w/1.4 Extender.

Very cool, Jesse!! It looks like a ball of fire! :D How do you like the 1.4 extender? Would love to see more of your work with that. I have a friend who wants one :)

my shot

Excellent, Lukas! Lovely composition :) Thanks for sharing!

Upper Michigan view! Shot with 5d mark III 70-200mm 2.8 first attempt at moon photos!

Wow Samantha that is epic! Definitely needs to be a giant poster :) Hey I'm from Michigan!! Whereabouts are you? :)

Israel here.

So awesome, Dima, I love the subtlety of the moon phases! Positively exquisite. Thanks for sharing!

Supermoon from Italy, around 4.45 a.m. 90mm Leica Summicron on Fujifilm X-T1. f2.8, ISO 200, 1" exposure.

Thank you for sharing, Alessandro! Perfect capture, such a nice shade of red. :) Thanks for sharing!

I was able to grab this shot with my Nikon D3S attached to a Celestron Ultima 2000.


Seriously epically epic, Barry, wow! Thank you for shooting and sharing this! LOVE!


Blood Moon Eclipse 5dIII 4sec, ISO 400 f8

It's like the sun has a little moon beanie, haha! Nice flare! Thanks for sharing, Karl, very cool!

Super moon rising, Brookings, Oregon, USA

Lovely landscape, Heidi, thanks for sharing your view from beautiful Oregon :)

I got this one and a few others in MT. Used the 70-200 L on the Canon 5Dmklll and wished all the time for a 400 or longer! :) Beautiful conditions though. No wind or clouds!

I know the feeling, Scott!! I wished for 400... or 800 (but who has a spare $12,000 laying around?? haha!) I think this is marvelous! Nice coloring, too. Well done :) Thanks for sharing

This is terrific and so sharp!

Here is mine, taken in Chicago.

Very nice contrast, Xhengis! Love the clouds! Well done, thanks for sharing!

Taken from Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Canon 5D Mark III & Canon 70-200 2.8

Gorgeous colors, Réjean! Great job! Thanks for sharing :)

Dallas, Texas, from about 7:30pm until 11:30pm

Simply epic, Andy! Most creative composition I've seen. Well done!!! Thanks for sharing :)

The moon turned red just after 2am here in Reykjavík, Iceland.
Nikon D810 + Nikkor 300mm ƒ2.8.

Wow it looks like you could just reach out and touch it! Awesome composition, Oscar! Thanks for sharing :)

Shot this 45 minutes outside of Montreal, Quebec. My first crack at night sky photography. Figured why not last night!

Love it, Randy! Nice use of the landscape and startrails :) That is one giant moon! Thanks for sharing :)

Port Of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.

Gorgeous colors, Sherwin! Thanks for sharing :)

Olathe, KS

Excellent, Shintaro! Progression shots are my favorite! Thanks for sharing :)

First attempt at moon photography. Shot with a Canon 5Ds R with a 70-200mm lens in Ghent, Belgium.

Well done, Nick!! Thanks for sharing :)

Blood moon rising over our neighborhood. Cloud cover killed the view about 15 minutes later.

This is gorgeous, TJ! Great foreground! Thanks for sharing :)

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