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Jan 21, 2019

Super blood wolf moon

Super blood wolf moon

The title sounds like a bad horror movie, but the total lunar eclipse, a supermoon that is especially close to Earth, has a coppery red glow when it appears in January, when wolves howled in hunger outside villages, earning the name super blood wolf moon.

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A full moon rises through clouds before start of total lunar eclipse in California MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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A cross headstone is silhouetted against the full moon ahead of a total lunar eclipse, known as the "super blood wolf moon", at a cemetery in Ciudad Juarez JOSE LUIS GONZALEZ/REUTERS

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A 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' total lunar eclipse begins in California MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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The Moon is seen during a lunar eclipse, also known as the "Super Blood Wolf Moon", in La Paz, Bolivia DAVID MERCADO/REUTERS

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A total lunar eclipse that is called a 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' is seen from Encinitas, California MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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A full moon rises between clouds and above the Coronado Bridge before the start of a total lunar eclipse that is called a 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' in San Diego MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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The "super blood wolf moon" seen in the skies above Tenby, Pembrokeshire, REBECCA NADEN/REUTERS

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A total lunar eclipse that is called a 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' is seen from Encinitas, California MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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The Moon is seen during a total lunar eclipse, known as the "Super Blood Wolf Moon", in Mexico City HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS

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People monitor the moon ahead of a total lunar eclipse in Vienna LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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The Moon is seen during a total lunar eclipse, known as the "Super Blood Wolf Moon", in Mexico City HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS

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The "Super Blood Wolf Moon" is seen in Madrid SERGIO PEREZ/REUTERS

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The "Super Blood Wolf Moon" is seen in Madrid SERGIO PEREZ/REUTERS

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The "super blood wolf moon" is seen during a total lunar eclipse behind the gothic cathedral in Cologne THILO SCHMUELGEN/REUTERS

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The "super blood wolf moon" is seen during a total lunar eclipse behind the gothic cathedral in Cologne THILO SCHMUELGEN/REUTERS

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The moon is seen beside a quadriga on the top of the Cinquantenaire arch during a total lunar eclipse known as the "Super Blood Wolf Moon", in Brussels YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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The moon is seen beside a quadriga on the top of the Cinquantenaire arch during a total lunar eclipse known as the "Super Blood Wolf Moon", in Brussels YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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The "Super Blood Wolf Moon" is seen during a lunar eclipse on Brussels' Grand Place FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS

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The "super blood wolf moon" is seen during a total lunar eclipse in the village of Turets VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS

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The "super blood wolf moon" is seen behind an Orthodox church during a lunar eclipse in the village of Turets VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS

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The "super blood wolf moon" is seen during a lunar eclipse in Prague DAVID W CERNY/REUTERS

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The "super blood wolf moon" is seen during a lunar eclipse in Prague DAVID W CERNY/REUTERS

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A combination photo shows the moon during a total lunar eclipse, known as the "Super Blood Wolf Moon", in Brussels YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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The "super blood wolf moon" is seen during a total lunar eclipse over the skyline next to the headquarters of the European Central bank in Frankfurt KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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The "super blood wolf moon" is seen during a total lunar eclipse in Colliguay RODRIGO GARRIDO/REUTERS

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The "super blood wolf moon" is seen during a total lunar eclipse in Frankfurt KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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The "super blood wolf moon" is seen during a total lunar eclipse in Marseille JEAN-PAUL PELISSIER/REUTERS

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