Photo by John Fisken

Photo by John Fisken

‘Super blood wolf moon’ was visible Sunday night

  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:52pm
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Sunday night, clear skies over Whidbey Island allowed ideal viewing conditions for the rare “super blood wolf moon.” Social media is filled with photos of the last total lunar eclipse of the decade. It was super because the moon was unusually close to the earth, blood refers to the rusty red color the moon took on as it became aligned with the earth and sun, and wolf is the traditional name for the January full moon. The entire eclipse happened around 8:41 p.m. and totality lasted about an hour. This was the first total eclipse of the moon visible in its entirety in North America in nearly three and a half years.

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