Sunday night’s Super Blood Wolf Moon


Phoenix, Arizona – 5:30 p.m. MST: It was overcast when I went into the backyard to see the rising of the Supermoon Sunday evening, the super blood wolf moon was due to appear later that night. Thick clouds settled on the eastern horizon, and the only indication that the moon was in the sky was a faint glow above a nearby hilltop.

I returned to the backyard just after 7:30 p.m. and I could see the moon, slightly obscured, but features were visible. You could also see the beginning of the penumbral eclipse.

Phoenix Police helicopter temporarily eclipsed the lunar eclipse. Image credit: R. Washington

The recording actually began just after 8:00 p.m., but the edited video starts at 8:48 p.m.

Super Blood Wolf Moon occurred around 9:42 p.m. MST.

wolf moon is the first full moon in a calendar year., This one in particular was referred to as a “super blood wolf moon“; “blood” refers to the typical red color of the Moon during a total lunar eclipse. (wikipedia)

The Super Blood Wolf Moon captured over Las Vegas. Image credit: Alexander Fazekas-Paul

The cloud cover remained thin until half way through totality, but fortunately didn’t ruin the experience.

You’ll have to wait a bit for the next total lunar eclipse, the next one will not be until May 2021.


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