To create this clever video, photographer Mark Gee enlisted a gaggle of fellow shutterbugs to converge atop a hill in Wellington, New Zealand and take photos of the supermoon lunar eclipse on Sept. 27. He then filmed their dramatic silhouettes set against the moonrise from a great distance away. (He used a telephoto lens that afforded him a whopping focal length of 1344mm!)

"I wanted to do something a little different [than] my normal moonrise videos and actually directed this one via 2-way radio 1.5 km away from the photographers," Gee explains. "That was certainly a challenge in itself, but after a few nervous moments leading up to the moonrise, everything fell into place, and all went perfectly to plan."

This isn't the first time Gee has used the power of time-lapse photography to document the majesty of the moon. Just a few years ago, he released the stunning video "Full Moon Silhouettes," which was shot from 2.1 km away from Wellington's Mount Victoria lookout:

If you'd like to learn how to capture amazing visuals of the moon like these, Gee wrote a highly detailed tutorial about his shooting technique on his blog.

Catie Leary ( @catieleary ) writes about science, travel, animals and the arts.