The Super Blood Wolf Moon
January 27, 2019
The past few years have been filled with many spectacular astronomical events and 2019 has started of no different.
This past Sunday, an event known as the “Super Blood Wolf Moon” was seen by millions all over the world. The event consisted of a full lunar eclipse (the word ‘Blood’ is given to represent a lunar eclipse due to the red coloring of the moon during the eclipse), a full moon (the added name ‘Wolf’ is a name given to full moons in the month of January), and a super moon, at which the moon is at its closest point to Earth during the month.
The event started later at night, with the eclipse starting to occur at around 10:40 PM. As it reached totality, the moon started to slowly turn a reddish, almost “rust” like color. The event lasted for several hours, ending at around 2 AM.
For those who pulled through the cold weather, they saw a spectacular event and a truly unique sight. Students from Santaluces, such as Nicola Ramella, senior, watched the event unfold:
“It was a really cool violent shade of red. My family and I stood outside in our driveway for 25 minutes in the wind watching until totality. It’s no solar eclipse, but it’s definitely an interesting thing to see.”
If you missed the event, the next total lunar eclipse visible for those in North America will be in 2022. You can look down below for a slideshow showing the progression of the lunar eclipse.