To get a photo of the moon in all its glory, Keith Ladzinski relied on one camera tweak.
If you scrolled through Instagram after yesterday's Super Blue Blood Moon, you probably saw little, bright blips photographed on camera phones in the early morning.
And if you follow Keith Ladzinksi on Instagram, you saw the same moon, only bigger, brighter, and way more impressive.
That's because Ladzinksi, one of National Geographic's photographers, blew those measly white blips out of the water, while "shooting from the hip," as he calls it.
His photo of the Super Blue Blood Moon showed the three-for-one celestial event that began late Tuesday in North America and ended early Wednesday.
The full moon—the second one to appear this month—was in especially close orbit to Earth, making it appear larger. At the same time, the Earth moved between the Sun and Moon to create a lunar eclipse.
This effect also bathes the moon in a reddish glow, hence the name "blood" moon.