Missed the super wolf blood moon? Stunning photos, here

The full moon was fully obscured before lighting up again with a faint red glow.

The entire eclipse exceeded three hours.

It was called a supermoon because the eclipse happened at a point in the moon's orbit when it is closest to the Earth, which causes the moon to look slightly brighter and bigger than usual.

The January full moon, which is known as a "wolf moon", shone in sunset colours during a total lunar eclipse.

A picture taken on January 21, 2019 in Duisburg shows a view of the Super Blood Moon above an industrial plant during a lunar eclipse. At its peak, where night skies were clear of clouds, Venus and Jupiter shone brightly in the night sky.

During a lunar eclipse, the Moon appears red because the light of the Sun no longer directly illuminates it, since Earth is passing in between the Moon and Sun.

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The moon was in flawless alignment with the sun and Earth, with the moon on the opposite side of Earth from the sun.

This happens because blue light undergoes stronger atmospheric scattering, so red light will be the most dominant color highlighted as sunlight passes through our atmosphere and casts it on the moon.

The last total lunar eclipse, which occurred in July, was visible only over parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Ireland is due to experience its most impressive lunar eclipse for the next 14 years overnight.

Canada and the US won't have another chance to see this phenomenon again until May 2022. Americans on the West Coast will likely have the best chances of viewing that celestial show.

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