Stunning Photo of This Morning’s ‘Super Flower Blood Moon’ Eclipse

If you rose early this morning to see the first lunar eclipse in more than two years, yet all you have to show for your experience is an image of a tiny, glowing red smudge in a dark sky—that’s not necessarily a sign of poor photography skills, just a lack of a telephoto lens.

Long-focus lenses can be used to make the moon appear much closer than it is—creating some truly spectacular photos.

A few hours ago, in many parts of the globe, the eclipsing of the sun’s light by Earth shadowed our lunar neighbor, turning it a deep, impressive red—hence the name Blood Moon. Or even Super Flower Blood Moon.