‘Super blood wolf moon’ inks Durango skies

‘Super blood wolf moon’ inks Durango skies

North and South America, Europe and western Africa could see a total lunar eclipse, but eastern Africa and Asia could only observe a partial eclipse. A cold but clear winter night across Canada gave witnesses an ideal view of the blood-coloured moon.

For Europeans, the next chance for a glimpse at a lunar eclipse will be in 2022, but the entire continent will not be able to see the totality of a lunar eclipse again until 2029.

Tenerife, a Spanish island off West Africa, was treated to a great sighting. The Feb. 19 full moon won't feature an eclipse, but it will rate as the biggest and brightest lunar spectacle of the year - which justifies the sole "supermoon" title in my book. The total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the Earth's shadow.

An eclipse is a result of the flawless lineup of the sun, earth and moon.

When the full moon moves into Earth's shadow, it darkens, but it doesn't disappear.

The reddish colour is due to rays of sunlight passing through Earth's dusty, polluted atmosphere as the Moon falls into our planet's shadow.

So where does the "wolf" part come in?

The full eclipse began at 0440 GMT in the United Kingdom and appeared red at 0512 GMT, according to the Royal Astronomical Society. According to The Farmer's Almanac, "Wolf" traditionally refers to the first full moon in Jaunaury.

A picture taken on January 21, 2019 in Le Mans northwestern France shows the moon behind the statue named "L'envol".

Clear skies Sunday night gave the Sunshine Coast a flawless view of the total lunar eclipse.



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