On Sunday evening, a total lunar eclipse dominated the sky to the delight of stargazers across America.
The celestial event – also known as the Super Blood Wolf Moon – was different from the last two total lunar eclipses, as it was visible to Americans from coast to coast, depending on local weather conditions.
The Bloodmoon on Sunday was also visible in Central and South America as well as parts of Western Europe and Africa.
The heavenly spectacle owes its name to three different characteristics. It was a blood moon because the shadow of the earth completely covered the moon and gave it a reddish glow. This phenomenon is officially known as total lunar eclipse.
It was called Supermoon because the Darkness took place at one point in the Moon's orbit when it is closest to Earth, making the Moon look a little brighter and bigger than usual.
The Super Blood Moon on Sunday was called Wolfmond because it's the title "The Farmer's Almanac", which is awarded to the full moon of January.
The last lunar eclipse, which took place in July, was visible only in parts of Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Another took place in January 2018 and was mostly visible to Americans on the West Coast, Alaska, and the Hawaiian Islands.
NASA estimates there will be a total of 85 lunar eclipses this century. Nevertheless, space enthusiasts who missed the show this week must wait some time before the next lunar eclipse will take place. NASA scientists predict that this will happen on May 26, 2021. Americans on the west coast are likely to have the best chance of seeing this heavenly show.
Click through the slideshow to see pictures of the Super Wolf Wolf Moon on Sunday. 19659011] 19 PHOTOS
January's Super Blood Wolf Moon