SLIDESHOW: Super Blood Wolf Moon

SLIDESHOW: Super Blood Wolf Moon

SLIDESHOW: Super Blood Wolf Moon

But it was a little more special than your average eclipse: It happened during a super moon.

"Super" refers to the fact that the moon is at its closest point to Earth in its orbit. A blood moon occurs with a total lunar eclipse when the sun, Earth and moon all line up and the shadow of the Earth casts a reddish glow on its lone natural satellite.

Moon worshippers and everyone who was cleansing their crystals all over the world were mesmerized by the super blood wolf moon eclipse. The total process took about three hours.

During this eclipse, direct sunlight is completely blocked by the Earth's shadow.

The next lunar eclipse will take place between July 16 and 17, but unlike the Super Blood Wolf Moon which appeared in the night sky on January 21, this will only be a partial lunar eclipse.

The lunar event lasted about four hours, beginning at 9:36 p.m EST Sunday and ending about 1:50 a.m. Monday.

In addition to the Americas, the entire lunar extravaganza could be observed, weather permitting, all the way across the Atlantic to parts of Europe.

This will be the last lunar eclipse of 2019 and the next one will not appear before January 10, 2020.

Here are a few viewer photos from Sunday night's event.

But why don't we see total lunar eclipses more often? Kevin Winter/Getty Images The moon fully shadowed by the Earth is seen above the castle of Salgo during a total lunar eclipse near Salgotarjan, northeast of Budapest, Hungary, early Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.

Stargazers in the United Kingdom had to make do with watching the event on a live stream.

"A blood moon is one of the few opportunities we have to see both the moon and the stars in the sky at the same time, since the moon is usually too bright", Freeman said.

And unlike solar eclipses, the lunar eclipse was safe to view with the naked eye or binoculars.

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