How to photograph the Blood Moon tonight

total lunar eclipse
The supermoon lunar eclipse captured as it moved over NASA’s Glenn Research Center on September 27, 2015. Credit: NASA/Rami Daud (Image credit: NASA)

A total lunar eclipse – also known as a ‘blood moon’ – is coming and it will be visible to the whole of North America, the Pacific, and the Asia Pacific. This spectacular event occurs when the full moon turns red as it enters Earth’s shadow. Totality will occur at the same global time of 10:16 Universal Time on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (that's 6.16 am EST and 3.16 am PDT).

The event will be seen in the early hours of November 8 from North America (just after midnight on the west coast and just before dawn on the east coast). In the Asia Pacific it will be glimpsed just after sunset. It will occur while the planet Uranus is very close to the Moon and also while two meteor showers are active. 

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.