2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus

2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus

Known as a "super blood wolf moon" - the moon also appeared brighter and larger than normal due to its proximity to the Earth.

Why is it called a "super blood wolf moon"?

This means that the next total lunar eclipse won't happen until 2021.

A variety of factors affect the appearance of the moon during a total lunar eclipse.

Astronomy Ireland says that the total part of the eclipse runs for just over an hour, from 4:41am to 5:43am on Monday morning, when the Moon will be high in the West as seen from the entire country.

The rare convergence of these phenomenon enabled watchers in North and South America, parts of Europe and western Africa, who were lucky enough to have cloud-less skies, view the eclipse in its entirety.

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The moon was in ideal alignment with the sun and Earth, with the moon on the opposite side of Earth from the sun.

A picture taken on January 21, 2019 the Super Blood Moon seen behind the equestrian statue of the Saxon king Johann during a lunar eclipse in Dresden, Germany. At the peak of the spectacle, sunlight passed through Earth's atmosphere and lit the moon, making it appear to glow red. Whenever this process of refraction happens, the moon is given the nickname "blood moon". The January moon was named Wolf Moon because villagers used to hear packs of wolves howling in hunger around this time of the year.

In more recent years, the total lunar eclipse of July 16, 2000 - which was seen in the Pacific Ocean, eastern Asia and Australia - was one of the longest to ever be recorded, lasting one hour 46 minutes.

Because, of course, lunar eclipses aren't the only celestial shows in the next few years.

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