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.
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
Photographer Jeremy Schneider created this stunning composite over San Diego, California, USA.
Photographer Keith Walters captured this close-up of the red supermoon in New York, USA.
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.
Mike Mezeul II
Photographer Mike Mezeul II created this elegant composite over Dallas, Texas, USA.
Photographer Michael Wilson captured this serene close-up of the eclipse over Cape Town, South Africa.
Photographer Dan McGeorge shot the blood moon over San Diego, California, USA.
Photographer Tedz Duran captured the eclipse beside the London Eye in the U.K.
Photojournalist Sa Ma snapped the moon rising over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, USA.
Photographer Craig Fox created a beautiful progression series over Cape Town, South Africa.
Photographer Jeff Smith managed to make the best out of cloud cover in Toronto, Canada.
Photographer Kurt Wilcox created this beautiful composite over Idaho, USA.
Photographer Scott Stringham captured this lovely HDR photo in Utah, USA.
Photographer Cory Pool shot this stunning landscape over Mt. Shasta, California, USA.
Photographer Sean Parker made a gorgeous image of the moon over silhouetted saguaros in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
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