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‘Wolf moon’ lunar eclipse delights skygazers

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A penumbral lunar eclipse took place on Friday evening.

Astronomy enthusiasts were treated to the first full moon of 2020 on Friday evening, also known as the “wolf moon”, which coincided with a lunar eclipse.

Skygazers witnessed a penumbral lunar eclipse, with the moon passing through the earth’s shadow.

(PA Graphics)
(PA Graphics)

In January, the full moon is sometimes labelled a “wolf” moon, an unusual celestial label which seems to have stuck.

But those expecting the moon to turn red, a phenomenon dubbed the blood moon, were disappointed.

The wolf moon rises above Menwith Hill near Harrogate, North Yorkshir
The wolf moon rises above Menwith Hill near Harrogate, North Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)

The next full moon will occur on February 9, which is also known as snow moon.

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