Your Photos: Did you see the ‘Super Wolf Blood Moon’?

This is the only total lunar eclipse that will be visible in 2019, according to NASA. The moon appears to be brighter, closer to Earth than usual and red. Earth's atmosphere. As sunlight passes through it, the small molecules that make up our atmosphere scatter blue light, which is why the sky appears blue. Natacha Pisarenko/AP A Super Blood Wolf Moon is seen during a total lunar eclipse on January 20, 2019 in Marina Del Rey, California.

"We're going into this unusual lull in total lunar eclipses over the next couple of years", explained Tom Kerss, an astronomer from the Royal Observatory Greenwich. The total process took about three hours.

And January's full moon is traditionally known as the Wolf Moon.

The weekend's winter storm threatened to obscure Sunday night's lunar eclipse, but the clouds parted just long enough for Mainers still up in the wee hours to catch a glimpse of the super blood wolf moon.

Experts say the lunar eclipse will begin around 8:36 p.m. but won't be fully visible until approximately 11:12 p.m. ending around 11:43 p.m.

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The celestial curtain will be rising soon on a lunar extravaganza.

On Sunday night, the moon, Earth and sun lined up to create the lunar eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America, where skies were clear.

"There is a little less than one total lunar eclipse per year on average", Freeman said.

"Blood" refers to the reddish, rusty color that happens as light from the sun bends around Earth's atmosphere and hits the moon's surface. "This is why we don't have a lunar eclipse every month".

The optimum viewing time was at around 5.12am when the eclipse was at its peak.

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