Super Blood Wolf Moon captured by local photographer
The spectacular Super Blood Wolf Moon astronomical event appeared over Ireland last night and local photographer Patrick Murtagh was on hand to catch the stunning image above before the clouds rolled in.
The total eclipse was visible when the moon was in the earth’s shadow in the early hours of this morning, starting at 4.41am.
The spectacular feature saw the moon appear in a shade of red, hence the name ‘blood moon’
According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the January full moon is often called the Wolf Moon which might date back to Native American tribes when wolves would howl outside villages.
It will be 2022 before people will be able to see this phenomenon again.