A supermoon occurred Sunday night as well as a total lunar eclipse. The moon was named Super Blood Wolf Moon. The sky cleared for us to be able to see the full moon and eclipse Sunday night.
A lunar eclipse is when the Earth is between the sun and the moon. The Earth’s shadow is reflected off the moon giving the moon a red hue. This is why it is considered a blood moon. The partial lunar eclipse started at 10:33 PM and the total eclipse was visible by 11:41 PM.
A supermoon is a full moon that is closer to Earth in its orbit. This makes the moon appear bigger and brighter, giving it the “Supermoon” title.
The wolf part of the name comes from folklore. Folklore gives each month’s full moon a name. January’s full moon name happens to be the Wolf moon.
Thank you all for sharing your photos of the moon and the eclipse! You can click through some of the submitted photos!