— The only total lunar eclipse this year and next came with a supermoon bonus.
On Sunday night, the moon, Earth and sun lined up to create the eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America, where skies were clear. It was also the year’s first supermoon, when a full moon appears a little bigger and brighter thanks to its slightly closer position. Totality — when the moon’s completely bathed in Earth’s shadow — lasted an hour.
During a total lunar eclipse, the eclipsed, or blood, moon turns red from sunlight scattering off Earth’s atmosphere.
That’s why an eclipsed moon is sometimes known as a blood moon.
In January, the full moon is also sometimes known as the wolf moon or great spirit moon.
In addition to the Americas, the entire lunar extravaganza could be observed, weather permitting, all the way across the Atlantic to parts of Europe.
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