Mastering iPhone Photography: Capturing Stunning Shots of Full Moons, Eclipses, and More

The iPhone 15 Pro Max has been released worldwide, and with its new camera capabilities, you can now take stunning photos of the moon. If you want to impress your contacts with captivating moon shots, we have some advice for you. However, apart from your iPhone and photography tricks, you also need something to photograph.

Fortunately, there are several interesting events related to the moon happening in 2024. These events might coincide with the launch of the iPhone 16, offering an even better phone for capturing amazing moon photos.

The full moon is a particularly special occasion, as it showcases the moon in its maximum splendor. It occurs when the sun illuminates its entire visible face. Throughout 2024, we will have 12 full moons on the following dates:

– January 25
– February 24
– March 25
– April 24
– May 23
– June 22
– July 21
– August 19
– September 18
– October 17
– November 15
– December 15

In addition to the full moon, eclipses are rare and impressive events that can also be an opportunity for beautiful moon photography. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon aligns between the sun and Earth, temporarily blocking our view of the sun. On the other hand, a lunar eclipse happens when Earth casts its shadow on the moon. Both types of eclipses can create stunning visuals. In 2024, we will have two solar eclipses and two lunar eclipses. However, not all of them will be observable from every location. Here are three events that might catch your interest:

– April 8: Total solar eclipse observable from the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Mexico, and a small part of Galicia and Portugal. Remember to use special lenses and protective devices to avoid eye damage.
– September 18: Partial lunar eclipse observable from all of Europe, Africa, and the entire American continent.
– October 2: Annular solar eclipse observable from the lower half of South America.

With these upcoming moon events, there are plenty of opportunities to capture stunning photos. By using some simple tricks and your iPhone, you can achieve professional-looking moon photography. Just be aware of the dates and be prepared to capture those breathtaking shots.

Sources:
– Applesfera: “iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, analysis: new milestones in the high range”
– Applesfera: “iOS 17: main features, how to download it and compatible models”