Missed the super wolf blood moon? Stunning photos, here


Skywatchers howled at the Moon at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles when the full lunar eclipse appeared shortly after 8.41pm Pacific time on Sunday (12.41pm yesterday Singapore time) and our celestial neighbour was bathed reddish-orange during a Super Blood Wolf Moon. Sky gazers witnessed the only lunar eclipse for 2019, which involved a supermoon happening at the same time.

A variety of factors affect the appearance of the moon during a total lunar eclipse. The outer part of the cone-shaped shadow is called the penumbra.

There'll be a longer wait for the next total lunar eclipse: That comes more than two years from now, when the viewing opportunity is somewhat less convenient for North Americans.

When the full moon moved into Earth's shadow, it darkened, but did not disappear. This occurs due to the blue light which undergoes stronger atmospheric scattering, so red mild would be the most dominant color highlighted as daylight passes by our ambiance and casts it on the moon.

So where does the "wolf" part come in?

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. Each moon has its own name associated with the full moon.

It happened at 11:41 p.m. ET on Sunday (0441 GMT on Monday) when a bright flash was visible for a fraction of a second.

According to the Associated Press, there will not be another full eclipse until 2021.

Unlike a solar eclipse, which people need special protective glasses to view safely, it was perfectly safe to look up at the lunar eclipse with the naked eye. "This is why we don't have a lunar eclipse every month".