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This is the only total lunar eclipse that will be visible in 2019, according to NASA.

What is a Super Blood Wolf Moon? Totality - when the moon's completely bathed in Earth's shadow - lasted an hour.

When the full moon moved into Earth's shadow, it darkened, but did not disappear.

January's full moon may have gotten its name because Native Americans and/or early European colonists associated the month with increased wolf activity, especially howling.

The next total lunar eclipse will take place in May 26, 2021.

The total lunar eclipse will last for more than five hours, in which the moon will go red; such a lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth and Moon are in alignment. The wolf part is for January's full moon.

Experts say the lunar eclipse will begin around 8:36 p.m. but won't be fully visible until approximately 11:12 p.m. ending around 11:43 p.m.

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

The celestial curtain will be rising soon on a lunar extravaganza.

The lunar eclipse progresses behind the Monumento a la Carta Magna y Las Cuatro Regiones Argentinas in Buenos Aires, Argentina, January 21, 2019.

"There is a little less than one total lunar eclipse per year on average", Freeman said.

The so-called Super Blood Wolf Moon slips into Earth's dark umbral shadow during the total lunar eclipse as seen from Angel de la Independencia in Mexico City, Mexico, on January 20, 2019.

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

The optimum viewing time was at around 5.12am when the eclipse was at its peak.

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