A total lunar eclipse caught the attention of many skygazers across the world on Sunday evening and Monday morning, and that is because it had a “super blood wolf moon” bonus.
The moon, Earth and sun lined up to create the eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America, parts of Europe and western Africa, where skies were clear.
A supermoon happens when a full moon appears a little bigger and brighter thanks to its slightly closer position.
WATCH: Magnificence of ‘super blood wolf moon’ captured in time lapse video
Magnificence of ‘Super Wolf Blood Moon’ captured in time lapse video – Jan 21, 2019
Magnificence of ‘Super Wolf Blood Moon’ captured in time lapse video
The entire eclipse took more than three hours and during the cosmic event, the moon turned red from sunlight scattering off Earth’s atmosphere.
And since it appears in January, when wolves howled in hunger outside villages, it has earned the name wolf moon, according to The Farmer’s Almanac.
Here are some of the images of the stellar event captured in different countries.
New York City, New York
Los Angeles, California
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Prague, Czech Republic
— With files from the Associated Press and Reuters
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