Super Wolf Blood Moon.

Tonight, the moon passed through Earth’s shadow in the only total lunar eclipse of 2019. The next total eclipse won’t happen until 2021, and we’ll have to wait until 2022 for a blood moon to be visible again from North America. A blood moon is when the moon goes into eclipse and turns blood red. Tonight’s total lunar eclipse also occurred while the moon was very near it’s closest point to Earth this month, making it a supermoon. And since January’s full moon is also known as a Wolf Moon, that’s led some people to call tonight’s lunar event… Super Blood Wolf Moon.

During a total eclipse, the moon passes so deep into the shadow that any light reaching its surface only comes from the edge of Earth, where sunrises and sunsets are taking place. That light falls on to the moon and turns it red. Tonight when the moon went into eclipse, it turned blood red. We could see the full moon just above the horizon on our way out to watch the conference championship football games…

And later, we snuck outside to try to get a peek at the Super Wolf Blood Moon…

It was too cold outside to break out the dSLR cameras, big lenses or tripod. I just used my Samsung Galaxy Note9 and my new Moment 60mm Tele lens…

I got this capture that I was pretty happy with…

I love lunar events like this and really anything to do with the moon. 😀🌕❤️

ps. Click to see some really incredible photos of the Super Wolf Blood Moon from Space.com.

Super Wolf Moon.

Tonight, there was something called a Super Wolf Moon. CNN says the phenomenon of a “supermoon” occurs when the moon becomes full on the same day it reaches the point in the moon’s elliptical orbit when it is closest to Earth, also known as its perigee.

And according to @NASAMoon

Tonight’s supermoon will appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter than the July 27 full Moon, occurring at the farthest point in the Moon’s orbit.

I guess I didn’t take any photos of the supermoon back on July 27th. But this Super Wolf Moon was pretty spectacular…

If you missed tonight’s Super Wolf Moon, don’t worry there’s another full moon at the end of the month. When two full Moons occur within one calendar month, the second is called a Blue Moon. And one will occur on January 31st. 😀🌕🌝❤️