Stargazers capture stunning images of ‘super blood wolf moon’

National

(CNN) — Sunday was a big night for astronomers — professional and otherwise.

Those who looked upward Sunday night and early Monday morning saw a “super blood wolf moon.”

This means a total lunar eclipse happened at the same time as a supermoon.

VIDEO: ‘Super blood wolf moon’ in Portsmouth

As the full moon comes into the Earth’s shadow, it darkens. And the sunlight that passes through the atmosphere of the Earth, making the moon appear red.

Gallery: Images captured during ‘super blood wolf moon’

Weather conditions also played a factor in this rare event. For some, the moon appeared blood-red, brick-colored or rusty.

The U.S. won’t see another total lunar eclipse until 2021.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

LKQD Outstream

Don't Miss

Nativo

WAVY Twitter Widget

WAVY Facebook