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See the most dazzling photos of the Super Wolf Wolf Moon in January



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.

 A NASA map shows the regions of the world where the total lunar eclipse was visible from January 20 to 21.

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

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NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 20: The Moonlight Eclipse of Super Wolf Blood Moon over the One World Trade Center on January 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Hershorn / Getty Image

BARSTOW, CA – JANUARY 20: A Total Lunar Eclipse and a Supermoon are seen on Barracks, California over baroque Native Americans on January 20, 2019. This is the last one Total lunar eclipse in the United States until May 26, 2021. (Photo by David McNew / Getty Images)

A total lunar eclipse is seen over Spotsylvania, Virginia, USA, Monday, January 21, 2019. The event is rated "Super Blood Wolf, "Moon", as it is currently in its orbit closest to Earth, reflects red light, and in January, the full moon is sometimes referred to as Wolf Moon or Big Spirit Moon. (Mike Morones / The Free Lance Star on AP [19659017] The moon is framed in a statue on the State Capitol during a total lunar eclipse on Sunday, January 20, 2019 in Sacramento, California, the total darkness will exceed three hours Moon is completely bathed in the bath The shadow of the earth will last an hour. Expect the moon or the blood moon to turn red from the sunlight, scattered by the earth's atmosphere. (AP Photo / Rich Pedroncelli)

A Super Blood Wolf Moon rises on Sunday, January 20, 2019, behind the TransAmerica building in San Francisco, California, USA. Our first full moon of the year is also a special kind of total lunar eclipse called the "Super Blood Wolf Moon". This total lunar eclipse or "bloodmoon" is also a "supermoon" because the moon is close to the earth and coincidentally coincides with the "Wolf Moon", the traditional name for the full moon in January. Photographer: David Paul Morris / Bloomberg via Getty Images

This photograph shows the completely darkened moon as seen from Athens, Georgia, Monday, January 21, 2019. It was also the first supermoon of the year, when a full moon appears a bit bigger and brighter thanks to the slightly closer position. During the entire time, the moon will look red, because sunlight scatters from the earth's atmosphere. For this reason, a darkened moon is sometimes called a blood moon. In January, the full moon is sometimes referred to as Wolf Moon or Great Spirit Moon. (Joshua L. Jones / Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

A lunar moon rises above the statue of Christ the Redeemer during a lunar eclipse in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, January 21, 2019. It is also the first supermoon of the year, when a full moon appears slightly larger and brighter thanks to its closer proximity to Earth. (AP Photo / Leo Correa)

During a lunar eclipse in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Monday, January 21, 2019), a blood moon is observed on a roof of a planetarium. It's also the first supermoon of the year when it's full. The moon appears a bit bigger and brighter as it's closer to Earth. (AP Photo / Leo Correa)

The moon is seen on January 21, 2019 in Encarnacion, Paraguay, during a lunar eclipse, the so-called super blue blood moon. (Photo: NORBERTO DUARTE / AFP) (Photo credits) Read NORBERTO DUARTE / AFP / Getty Images)

TOPSHOT – A Super Blood Moon stands over the Frankfurt skyline during a lunar eclipse on January 21, 2019. (Photo by Frank Rumpenhorst / dpa / AFP) / Germany read FRANK RUMPENHORST / AFP / Getty Images)

A picture taken in Cologne on January 21, 2019 shows a view of the Super Blood Moon above the landmark Dome during a lunar eclipse. (Photo by Henning Kaiser / dpa / AFP) / Germany OUT (Picture credit should read HENNING KAISER / AFP / Getty Images)

A picture taken on January 21, 2019 of the Super Blood Moon behind the equestrian statue of the Saxon King Johann during a lunar eclipse in Dresden. (Photo by Sebastian Kahnert / dpa / AFP) / Germany OUT (Photo credit should be SEBASTIAN KAHNERT / AFP / Getty Images)

LONDON, UK – 2019/01/21: Super Blood Wolf Monds early in the morning in London. (Photo by Brais G. Rouco / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images)

EDITOR'S NOTE LONG EXPOSURE A Super Blood Wolf Moon over the Peace Statue on the Brighton coast during a lunar eclipse. (Photo by Andrew Matthews / PA Images via Getty Images)

A super blood wolf moon over Edinburgh Castle during a lunar eclipse. (Photo by Jane Barlow / PA Images via Getty Images)

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – JANUARY 21: The shadow of the earth falls on the surface of the moon during the partial eclipse of the lunar eclipse on January 21, Henri Spaak Building of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo by Thierry Monasse / Getty Images)

A picture taken in Le Mans, northwestern France on January 21, 2019, shows the Super Blood Moon behind the statue after the statue of L & # 39; envol & # 39; l. (Photo by JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER / AFP) (Photo credits should be JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER / AFP / Getty Images)

A picture taken on January 21, 2019 shows the so-called Super Blood Wolf Moon behind the Cathedral of Tours January 21st 2019, Central France. (Photo by GUILLAUME SOUVANT / AFP) (Image credits should be GUILLAUME SOUVANT / AFP / Getty Images)

This composite photo shows the totally darkened moon, the center and others in different phases during a total lunar eclipse Los Angeles, Sunday, 20. January 2019. It was also the first supermoon of the year, when a full moon appears a little bigger and brighter thanks to its slightly closer position. During the entire time, the moon will look red, because sunlight scatters from the earth's atmosphere. For this reason, a darkened moon is sometimes called a blood moon. In January, the full moon is sometimes referred to as Wolf Moon or Great Spirit Moon. (AP Photo / Ringo HW Chiu)




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