Super Blood Wolf Moon Leaves Sky-Gazers Enthralled

Sky-watchers witnessed a Super Blood Wolf Moon in the night sky on 20 and 21 January this year. It is a phenomenon which occurs when the sun, the earth, and the moon align in a straight line.

The entire eclipse took more than three hours. Totality — when the moon's completely bathed in Earth's shadow — lasted an hour. During a total lunar eclipse, the eclipsed, or blood, moon turns red from sunlight scattering off Earth's atmosphere.

In addition to the Americas, the entire lunar extravaganza could be observed, weather permitting, all the way across the Atlantic to parts of Europe. It was, however, not observed in India.

Here is a glimpse of the Super Blood Moon:

Also Read: Super Blood Moon 2019: When and Where Can You See It?

Lunar eclipse seen from Los Angeles on Sunday, 20 January 2019. 
The moon seen above Chiapas state in Mexico on Sunday.
The moon is seen partially covered during the lunar eclipse above Chiapas state, Mexico’s sky on Sunday, 20 January.
The moon sighted from Jersey City, New Jersey on Sunday.
The super moon rises above the ‘Maritime Prowess’ by Albert Hemstock Hodge on the Guild Hall ahead of the Lunar Eclipse, in Hull, England on Sunday.
This combination photo shows the moon at four different moments during a total lunar eclipse in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, 21 January.
The super moon witnessed from Washington on Sunday, 20 January.
A lunar eclipse progresses behind the ‘Monumento a la Carta Magna y Las Cuatro Regiones Argentinas’ in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, 21 January.
People watch the supermoon rise behind the downtown Los Angeles skyline, from Kenneth Hahn Park.

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