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'Super Blood Wolf Moon': San Diegans gaze upon lunar eclipse of supermoon

'Super Blood Wolf Moon': San Diegans gaze upon lunar eclipse of supermoon”

The "Super Blood Wolf Moon", a lunar eclipse phenomenon that made the full moon appear red, illuminates the sky over Spring Hope on Sunday night in this composite image created by Amber Baker of A. Baker Photography, who is also a graphic designer for The Wilson Times.

A full moon happens several times a year while lunar eclipses happen on average twice a year, making this event extra special.

At around 5am, the Super "Wolf" Moon aligned with the earth on one side and the sun on the other enveloping it in a rare red hue.

The lunar eclipse on January 21, 2019 before the moon is fully cast in shadow, hovering over the dome of the church St. Elisabeth in Nuremberg, Germany. The outer part of the cone-shaped shadow is called the penumbra.

For Europeans, the next chance for a glimpse at a lunar eclipse will be in 2022, but the entire continent will not be able to see the totality of a lunar eclipse again until 2029. Neither of these will enter the earth's shadow, thus will not be eclipsed. Sunlight passing through Earth's atmosphere lights the moon in a dramatic fashion, turning it red.

Hundreds of individuals got here out late on Sunday evening or early Monday morning to witness the occasion, capturing photographs of the large blood wolf moon and sharing it on Twitter.

Depending on weather conditions in your area, it may have appeared rusty, brick-colored or blood-red.

Les captured the lunar eclipse from his back garden in Upminster. Wolf moon is a Native American name for the first full moon of the year.

But why don't we see total lunar eclipses more often?



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