Stargazers Pack Griffith Observatory To See Super Blood Wolf Moon

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A super blood wolf moon occurs when a blood moon and supermoon happen simultaneously and was best seen from the United Kingdom at around 5.10am - providing clouds did not obstruct the view.

When was the last total lunar eclipse or blood moon and when is the next one?

Hundreds of people came out late on Sunday night or early Monday morning to witness the event, capturing images of the super blood wolf moon and sharing it on Twitter.

The eclipse will be visible from the whole of North and South America, parts of France, Spain, Portugal, and Russia's north-eastern tip, in addition other parts of the world. The penumbra was the partial outer shadow, and the umbra was the full, dark shadow.

The Super Blood Wolf Moon dazzled those who could see it in the Americas and parts of Europe.

Lunar eclipses describe the moment the Moon passes behind the earth and into its shadow and can only happen when there is a Full Moon.

The celestial curtain will be rising soon on a lunar extravaganza.

During this eclipse, direct sunlight is completely blocked by the Earth's shadow.

The entire eclipse took more than three hours.

"Blood" refers to the reddish, rusty color that happens as light from the sun bends around Earth's atmosphere and hits the moon's surface.

An eclipse of the moon progresses behind the CN Tower in Toronto on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.

And while the events alone aren't totally uncommon, when they are combined they make for a spectacular display.

Current estimates suggest the total lunar eclipse will begin at 7.30pm and end around 9.10pm.

Unlike a solar eclipse, eye protection is not required for viewing.

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