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


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Blake Weber's picture

Here's mine with a 2000mm telescope :)

Hillary Fox's picture

Very cool!!! Thanks for sharing, Blake :)

Meraki Pictures's picture

The SuperBloodMoon path, during the eclipse over Seattle, WA :)

Will Milner's picture

Here is my shot Oxfordshire, UK

Jamie Hassan's picture

Battled rain, clouds, fog, mist, haze and getting kicked off the public pier right at the moment of the full eclipse to capture these shots at Folly Beach in Charleston, South Carolina. I also met Fstopper editor Chelsey Rogers for the first time at the pier, so a pretty successful outing! I used a Canon 7D Mark II with a Canon 100-400mm lens.

Fraser Almeida's picture

Here's my version of the Supermoon 09/27/15. I didn't want to do the typical moon shot, so i went for a little more creative approach. Drove to the roof of the South Point Casino parking garage in Las Vegas and captured this shot. The light streaks were achieved by manually moving the camera up and down as the shutter was open allowing me to get the light streaks from the city below, then edited in post later.

andy bonura's picture

Had a little fun with the super moon over the Denver mountains as my buddy tries to light paint. Slayer! Ha, who comes up with that idea :)

Paul Tuzzolino's picture

My favorite shot of the super blood moon captured as the clouds seemed to part just in time for us to view the beauty of our world. 100-400 mm Canon L series on 7D mark ll body.

Charles Gaudreault's picture

Saguenay, Canada

nikolaus zajicek's picture

Taken at Lake Neusiedl, near Vienna, Austria. 2,5 sec, ISO 400
We were very lucky as there were clouds all day long and the next day;-)
Next time i´ll try a timelapes....plenty of time to work on this ;-)

Chris Malloy's picture

The weather in Calgary was looking quite mixed but turned to thick cloud cover during eclipse time, except the eastern horizon so I went out anyway! The moon appeared from behind the clouds for about 10 seconds and then hid again. I did manage to get a shot of the moon as it was coming out of eclipse phase and used it in combination with another long exposure shot from the same night to create something pretty extreme! I'm just starting to learn more about Ps, if you have any suggestions (other than "don't post digital art composite garbage on fstoppers") feel free to let me know! Church and Sky (Canon 5D2, Sigma 15mm 2.8 Fisheye, 30", f2.8, ISO 100), Moon (Canon 60D, Canon 70-300 taken at 300mm, 5" at f.5.6, ISO 100).

John Zocco's picture

My attempt. I only caught the last hour or so.

Jan Klimes's picture

Near Brno, Czech Republic, Central Europe, 2-7am
Canon 40D + Canon EF 70-200 f/4 IS @ 200mm f/5.6 or f/8 ISO 100-800
Interval of 1 hour is missing full during full red moon due to low clouds coverage, but I was hoping that strong wind will blow the clouds away. It happened and the scenery was continuing with nice moon descent and vanished in clouds on sunrise

Lisa Ferne's picture

My first attempt at a composite shot. Shot on a Canon 600d with 135mm lens, in Essex, UK

Robert Umenhofer's picture

Milford, MA. Taken with a Nikon D3, 70-200, hand-held (just kidding).

wayne myers's picture

This was mine