A complete lunar eclipse dominated the sky on Sunday night for the joy of the stars across America.
The Heavenly event – called the super blood-wolf moon – differed from the last two lunar eclipses because it was visible to Americans from shore to shore, depending on local weather
The blood moon on Sunday was visible in both Central and South America and parts of Western Europe and Africa.
The heavenly spectacle owes its name to three different characteristics. It was a blood moon, for the earth's shadow completely covered the moon, giving her a reddish glow. This phenomenon is officially known as a complete lunar eclipse.
It's called a supermow because the eclipse happened at a point on the moon's orbit when it's closest to Earth, causing the moon to look a bit brighter and bigger than usual
The Super Blood Moon in Sunday has been nicknamed the wolf moon because this is the title the farmer's almanac gives to the full moon in January. The last total eclipse of the moon, which happened in July, was visible only in parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Another took place in January 2018, and was most noticeable for the Americans on the West Bank, Alaska and Hawaii.
According to NASA, there will be a total of 85 lunar eclipses this century. Still, cosmic enthusiasts who missed this week's broadcast may have to wait a long time before the next full moon eclipse. NASA scientists predict that this will happen on May 26, 2021. Americans on the West Bank are likely to have the best chance to see this heavenly show.
Click on the slideshow to see moon pictures on Sundays. 19659011] NEW YORK, NY – Jan. 20: The solar eclipse of the super-moon moon goes through a World Trade Center on Jan. 20, 2019.
in New York. (January 21st, 20th, 2019): The total lunar eclipse and supermountain is visible above the ancient Indian petroglyphs on January 20, 2019 near Barstow, California, the last general eclipse of the moon in the United States May 26, 2021. (Photo: David McNew / Getty Images)