Amazing Photos of the Super Blood Wolf Moon of 2019!

An Orange Eclipse in the Trees

Wes Rabb

Wes Rabb captured the bright-orange blood moon through tree branches in Winston-Salem North Carolina.

Partial Eclipse

James McCue/The Virtual Telescope Project

James McCue of The Virtual Telescope Project shared this view of the partial phase of the lunar eclipse during a live webcast on Jan. 20 at 11:41 p.m. EST (0441 GMT on Jan. 21).

An Orange Among the Stars

Marife Hammer

The lunar eclipse glows bright orange and is surrounded by stars in this view captured by Marife Hammer in Springfield, Missouri. She captured this image using a Nikon D3200 digital camera with a 55-200mm zoom lens.

The eclipse begins!

Griffith Observatory

Earth's penumbral shadow slightly darkens the moon's limb during the lunar eclipse on Jan. 20, 2019. Astronomers at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles captured this Griffith Observatory view at 7:29 p.m. local time (10:29 p.m. EST; 0329 GMT on Jan. 21).

Stages of the Eclipse

Chad Horwedel

The moon sinks into Earth’s shadow in this composite timelapse image by Chad Horwedel. He captured the photos from Bolingbrook, Illinois in the freezing cold.

Partial Eclipse


Just a few minutes ahead of the start of the total lunar eclipse, the moon begins to take on a reddish hue in this view from the Slooh online observatory.

Partial Eclipse

Theresa Tanner

Theresa Tanner captured this image of the lunar eclipse from Alberta, Canada.

Progression of the Lunar Eclipse

John Entwistle/

Circling around this “blood moon” photo is a sequence of images showing the progression of the different stages of the total lunar eclipse on Jan. 20-21, 2019. Astrophotographer John Entwistle created this composite using images he captured from the Jersey Shore, where he braved the freezing temperatures and strong winds to photograph the eclipse.

Blood Moon in Vegas

Tyler Leavitt

Astrophotographer Tyler Leavitt captured this photo of the total lunar eclipse from Las Vegas.

Partial Eclipse

Theresa Tanner

Theresa Tanner captured this image of the lunar eclipse from Alberta, Canada.

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Hanneke Weitering
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Hanneke Weitering is a multimedia journalist in the Pacific Northwest reporting on the future of aviation at and Aviation International News and was previously the Editor for Spaceflight and Astronomy news here at As an editor with over 10 years of experience in science journalism she has previously written for Scholastic Classroom Magazines, MedPage Today and The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. Hanneke joined the team in 2016 as a staff writer and producer, covering topics including spaceflight and astronomy. She currently lives in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, with her cat and two snakes. In her spare time, Hanneke enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, basking in nature and looking for dark skies to gaze at the cosmos.