How to photograph a lunar eclipse 2023

Lunar eclipses are more common than the perhaps better-known solar eclipses but they’re no less spectacular from a photographic point of view. As the Earth moves into place between the Sun and the Moon it casts a giant shadow across the lunar surface, drastically darkening it, plunging into a deep red hue perfect for photographing.

In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know in order to take stunning lunar eclipse images. We’ll explain what sort of equipment you’ll need to pack, which settings to use and how to focus your camera.

Camera equipment

Female photographer wearing backpack watching sky with tripod and camera next to her

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Which camera should you use?