Photograph by Erika, NG Kids My Shot
Photograph by Erika, NG Kids My Shot

Photo Tips: Shooting the Moon

How to take out-of-this-world pics

Lunar eclipses happen when the sun, moon, and Earth are aligned just right for Earth's shadow to cover the moon—and make it appear red.

The moon may be the biggest and brightest object in the night sky, but that doesn't make it easy to get good photographs. Check out the tips below and then head out one night soon and point your camera toward the sky!

Photo credits: Bluebonnets67, MyShot (cool foreground); Photograph by SharpShutter, MyShot (zoom); Photograph by Mollymawk, MyShot (manual mode)