A total lunar eclipse called “Super Blood Wolf Moon” delighted Finns across the country on Monday morning. It appeared at 6:41 and ended at 7:43.
A “super” moon occurs when the moon is very close to the Earth. “Wolf moon” is what a moon is called in January. The name derives from the howling of wolves as a sound that helped define winter.
Total lunar eclipses occur when the moon moves into perfect alignment with the sun and earth, giving it a “blood” appearance to those watching from below.
After the moon appeared and disappeared, Finns started posting pictures on Twitter. Next time, a total lunar eclipse can be seen in 2025.
Sources: Ursa Astronomical Association, The Farmers Almanac, NYT