Super Blood Wolf Moon brightens the night sky

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Super Blood Wolf Moon brightens the night sky. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News Mornings on January 21, 2019.

A Super Blood Wolf Moon lit up the night sky Sunday into Monday.

Why was it called the Super Blood Wolf Moon? Simple (well, kind of):

1. A super moon occurs when the full moon is at its closest point to Earth. This means it appears bigger and brighter than usual.

2. It's called a "blood moon" because, from Earth, the moon appears blood red as it passes into Earth's shadow.

3. The most widely used name for January's moon is the "wolf moon."

More details from AccuWeather can be found here.

Many viewers and members of the Action News family did not miss the opportunity to capture a photo (or several) of the total lunar eclipse.

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