A super blood wolf moon looms above Vernon Jan. 20. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Super blood wolf moon hangs above Vernon

Sunday night saw the year’s only total lunar eclipse

It was a combination of multiple factors as this year’s only total lunar eclipse took on a red hue.

Dubbed a super blood wolf moon, the eclipse took to the sky for approximately three hours, with the red colour at its most vibrant shortly after 9 p.m.

The super portion of the title is when a full moon is larger and brighter than usual attributed to it’s distance from Earth. Blood moon, while not the scientific term, is when a fully lunar eclipsed moon takes on a red or orange tint. Lastly, a wolf moon is the full moon in January.

Related: 2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus


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