Rare lunar analemma photographed over the Egyptian Pyramids!

“The Lunar Analemma” Captured by Wael Omar on Canon EOS 200D with 18-55mm lens
“The Lunar Analemma” Captured by Wael Omar on Canon EOS 200D with 18-55mm lens (Image credit: Wael Omar)

Egyptian astrophotographer, Wael Omar, has captured a rare lunar analemma – a complex figure-eight pattern traced by a celestial body in the sky over time. 

This extraordinary achievement was captured during a month-long project, tracking the lunar cycle over the Pyramids in Egypt. The otherworldly shot was taken with a Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / Canon EOS 200D DSLR and a Canon EF-S 18-55mm lens, another example of what can be captured with one of the best entry-level cameras and kit lenses. Accurate planning and research were needed in order to plot the exact path of the moon, plus sleepless nights waiting for the right time to capture the ideal image.

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 

Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.