On September 27, 2015, my wife and I set up chairs in our backyard and lucked out with clear skies during the supermoon lunar eclipse. Below is a time-lapse from that evening and this one took quite a bit of effort (over 1,000 photos). Because the moon moves rather quickly, I had to keep repositioning the camera and also change settings as the light grew dim.

I set the interval at 5 seconds apart, which worked well for the wide shots but next time I would try a shorter duration for the tight shots. The centered-and-aligned scene starting at 0:47 is comprised of a 133 photos that I had to manually align in Photoshop (very tedious and time-consuming).

All in all, a great night and it’s always exciting seeing the results come to life in a time-lapse.