Jan 21, 2019 - Science

In photos: Sunday's super blood wolf moon eclipse

A Super Blood Moon is above a mineshaft in Dortmund, western Germany during a lunar eclipse

A super blood moon is above a mineshaft in Dortmund, western Germany. Photo: Bernd Thissen/AFP/Getty Images

The moon, Earth and sun lined up last night in a full eclipse — the last until 2021.

Why it matters: During totality, the moon looked red because of sunlight scattering off Earth's atmosphere — a blood moon. And in January, the full moon is also sometimes known as the wolf moon or great spirit moon, the AP reports.

Gradient photo of the super blood full moon
Photo: Gaston De Cardenas AFP/Getty Images

This composite photo shows all the phases, as seen from Miami, Fla.

Gradient of super blood moon in Miami
Photo: Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP

This combination photo shows the totally eclipsed moon (center), and others at different stages during the total lunar eclipse, as seen from L.A.

Super blood moon from LA
Photo: Johnny Horne via AP

This photo, made with a 12½-inch telescope by astrophotographer Johnny Horne, shows the totally eclipsed moon, glowing with a reddish color against the background of stars over Stedman, N.C.

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