Photos: 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' clearly visible across most of NL
Clear skies meant that those who managed to get up early enough got a clear view of the Super Blood Wolf Moon in most of the Netherlands early on Monday morning. The moonlight started changing color around 3:36 a.m., and the total eclipse started around 5:41 a.m., reaching its peak at 6:12 a.m.
The name is derived from a combination of the phrases, "Supermoon", "Blood Moon", and "Wolf Moon". These respectively refer to the full moon when the satellite is on its closest approach to our planet, the copper-red color of the lunar eclipse, and the first full moon visible in January.
Those who missed the eclipse will have to wait until mid July to see a partial lunar eclipse, while a penubral lunar eclipse will cover most of the moon on January 10, 2020. The next total lunar eclipses visible in The Netherlands will take place at about 5:30 a.m. on May 15, 2022. The tail end of a total eclipse on September 7, 2025 will only be visible once the moon rises above the horizon shortly after 8:15 p.m.
Blood moon above De Hef in Rotterdam the Netherlands. Time from 5:20 am to 6:20 am. | 📸Photo ©️ @charlesbatenburg | #photography #photographer #fotografie #holland #netherlands #bloodmoon #moon #maan #bloedmaan #moonlovers #moonrise #moonshot #MoonEclipse #dehef #rotterdam pic.twitter.com/cO4jjZCu9F— Charles Batenburg (@CB_Images) January 21, 2019