Stargazers across the Okanagan were busy watching the total lunar eclipse with a super blood wolf moon overnight.
A lunar eclipse, which only happens during full moons, takes place when the Earth lines up between the sun and the moon, blocking out the sun’s light and casting a shadow on the lunar surface.
A supermoon happens when a full moon appears a little bigger and brighter thanks to its slightly closer position to the Earth.
Since the phenomenon appears in January, when wolves would howl in hunger outside villages during pre- and early colonial times, it has earned the name “wolf moon,” according to the Farmer’s Almanac.
The entire eclipse took more than three hours. The moon turned red due to sunlight scattering off Earth’s atmosphere.
—With files from Katie Dangerfield