The total lunar eclipse and the resulting Super Blood Wolf Moon was a stunning celestial event that you might’ve missed if you were in India. Of course, there were live streams and loads of photos on the Internet, taken by residents of Britain, North and South America, and western and northern Europe.
The Super Blood Wolf Moon is called that not because looking at it might turn you into a werewolf (though, howling is definitely encouraged!). Because of the diffused light of the sun, the moon gets a rusty red colour that gives it its partial name- the ‘blood’ moon.
As for the ‘wolf’ part, according to the old farmer’s Almanac Native Americans and colonial Europeans used to call the full moon in January the ‘wolf moon’ because around this time of the year, the wolves would start howling to signal their hunger in winter.