Don’t miss out on two show-stopping photo ops happening in the sky this week. Besides the upcoming Perseid meteor shower, the Supermoon is also rising this weekend. This full moon is going to be the largest of the year, and it also marks the moon’s closest encounter with Earth for 2014—which won’t happen again until September 2015.

“In other words, it’s not just a supermoon. It’s the closest supermoon of 2014,” explains “At United States’ time zones, the moon will turn full on August 10 at 2:09 p.m. EDT, 1:09 p.m. CDT, 12:09 p.m. MDT and 11:09 a.m. PDT.”

Meanwhile, Mashable reports that August 9th Saturday night’s moon will also be worth watching. “The full moon begins Sunday at 2:09 p.m. ET, but will still put on a great show Saturday night, and will appear as much as 30% brighter and 14% bigger than usual.”

So here’s our weekend challenge to those who enjoy capturing nightscapes and astrophotography, and would like the chance to be featured on 500px ISO:
1. Grab your gear and capture the Supermoon this weekend. (And get creative!)
2. Upload your photo of the full moon on 500px.
3. Tag your photos with #Supermoon2014 so we can find them. The gallery can be viewed here. Make sure you only tag photos of this year’s Supermoons and not old photos. We’ll be reviewing the entries by date.

You have until Monday, August 11th at 11:00 p.m. Pacific Time to upload and tag your Supermoon 2014 images. The best photos of Supermoon 2014 will be featured in a collection here on 500px ISO on Tuesday, August 12th.

Tip: Though not a requirement, we love photos that come with a description of the story behind the shot, or how the image was shot and processed. It allows us to understand your process and get to know you a little better. So try not to leave those description fields blank!

To inspire you, we collected these 20 creative and cool Supermoon images from previous years, taken in various locations. Scroll down to see how other photographers shot and processed their full moon photos.

“Supermoon rises over this road to nowhere in eastern South Dakota.” – Aaron J. Groen

“One shot image, not a composite. National Geographic photo editors’ picks of the Best Supermoon Pictures.” – Quynh Ton

“I literally got to Johnston Ridge about 20 minutes before sunset and ran around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to find a decent comp that included the epic Super Moon rise that was scheduled to happen just after sunset. This was probably one of the single most intense sunsets I’ve ever had the privilege of witnessing, it burned well into the 10 o’clock hour and was absolutely incredible to say the least.” – Chris Williams

“The moon will be at its lunar perigee, the closest it will get to the Earth until August 2014.” – Sean Parker

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“The view outside my tent 2 nights ago. Single shot composition! Singh ray filter used.” – Dani Diamond

“Alone with the moon on a perfect July evening.” – Jim McCourt

“Hare at moon rise.” – Steve Adams

“Enjoy this image of the full moon rising over Lost Lake in Oregon. I’m pretty sure that is a beaver swimming there, but it could be Lessie!” – Michael Flaherty

“5th May moon is the biggest moon (Supermoon) of 2012, about 221,802 miles (356,955 kilometers) from Earth, about 12.2 percent closer to our planet than when the moon is at its farthest point. The average Earth-moon distance is about 230,000 miles (384,400 kilometers).” – Charlie Joe

“Supermoon (perigree) moon rising over Lake Ontario. Looks like it’s being lifted by the crane.” – Richard Gottardo

“June 23, 2013 Supemoon, taken from New Jersey, moments before the moon disappears behind clouds.” – Sam Yee

“Mutton Cove, South Australia. The Excelsior shipwreck at Mutton Cove with the Supermoon rising behind it. This is a 10 minute exposure with light painting of the ship and foreground.” – Dylan Gehlken

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“The Supermoon sets on Utah Lake.” – Robbie Petersen

“My 1st attempt at the moon. Taken with Tamron 70-200mm f2.8. I actually knocked the zoom ring down to 190 on this one by accident but still turned out fine. Since some people were asking. This is a 100% crop from my wife’s D7000 camera. At the time I owned a D300 and that loss of 4megapixels was really showing in the detail. Stars are actually in the photo. This image was put together from few versions of the same capture. Over and under exposed. Stars manifested in the overexposed image.” – Peter FK

“2013 Supermoon – Rushed to the Marin Headlands around 7:30 only to find 100s of photographers already lined up to shoot. Not wanting to miss the shot I asked my friend to park the car for me and I ran to find the best location. This is the final product. I wanted to add foreground element to give a better context to my photograph.” – Surya Chataut

“A nice moonrise over Godfreys Beach, Stanley, Tasmania. A version of the supermoon.” – David Murphy

“Captured at: Montauk Point Lighthouse, Montauk Point, NY. Non-HDR image finished in Photoshop, which also includes the use of various Topaz Labs filters to reduce noise, sharpen features, etc.” – Dave Curtin

“Tonights Supermoon with a Field of stars overlay.” – Thomas Wagner

For more ideas and inspiration, browse more Supermoon photos on 500px.

You can also visit these night sky collections on 500px ISO:
50 Surreal Night Sky Images Of Every State In The USA
Night Sky Weekly Contest Winners
Magical Blood Moon Eclipse Photos

Happy snapping!