A few weeks ago, we experienced a rare night-sky phenomena: a full blood moon lunar eclipse.
All over the world, people ventured outside to watch as the Earth cast its shadow over the moon, shrouding it in darkness. As the crowds watched, they also—attempted—to take photos of the eclipse. The result? Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram were filled with blurry pictures of a tiny, obscure dot drowning in a sea blackness.
While it’s true that photographing the night sky with your smartphone can be tricky, we’re here to let you know it’s not impossible. If you want to snap a pic of the Milky Way on a crisp autumn night, capture a few shooting stars streaking across the sky, or would like to take a photo of the moon in all its glory, then we have a few tricks just for you.
First things first…