Super Blood Wolf Moon

Published: Jan. 21, 2019 at 9:28 PM AKST
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Seen over North and South America, Europe and parts of Africa, a total lunar eclipse dazzled photographers and sky gazers as the moon, sun, and planet Earth aligned Sunday night.

The full moon was also in pedigree, meaning it was at its closest point to Earth in its orbit.

The Super Blood Wolf Moon got its name not only for being a total lunar eclipse with a super moon... but according to Native American Traditions, full moons in the month of January have been referred to as the Wolf Moon.

Many photographers were able to snap pictures of the moon with a red hue.

The color is from the sunlight refracted by the earth's atmosphere when it reaches the moon's surface and bends around earth, creating a phenomenon that gives the appearance of a blood red color.