See photos with this story of the unusual moon over Smyrna and Clayton Jan. 20 and the moon at it's reddish-orange peak in the early morning hours Jan. 21, and find out why it was called a "super blood wolf moon."
Sun-Times reader Jerry Hull captured these photos of the “super blood wolf moon” over Smyrna and Clayton on the night of Jan. 20 and the early morning hours of Jan. 21.
According to National Geographic’s website, three lunar phenomena converged:
1. The traditional full moon in January is called the “wolf moon.”
2. The moon was unusually close to Earth and so appeared slightly bigger and brighter, often called a “super moon."
3. During the lunar eclipse the full moon appeared as a rusty shade of red – a "blood moon."
The combination resulted in the name "super blood wolf moon."