The Wolf Moon of The New Decade

2020 brought with it the first Wolf Moon of the decade. The full moon was apparent in the sky in a penumbral lunar eclipse, with one side showing the outer edge of the shadow of the Earth. This phenomenon was visible to skywatchers at night on January 10th and 11th across Europe Asia, Europe, and Africa. Four more lunar eclipses are expected in 2020.

The next month’s full moon will be on February 9th and will be called the “Snow Moon”.

Images below show what the wolf moon looked like.

 Full moon during the penumbral lunar eclipse over Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Jan. 11, 2020. Earth's shadow can be seen on the top left. Image credit: Chamila Karunarathne/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock
Full moon during the penumbral lunar eclipse over Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Jan. 11, 2020. Earth’s shadow can be seen on the top left. (Image credit: Chamila Karunarathne/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
 Progression of the partial lunar eclipse in Ankara, Turkey. (Image credit: Ali Balikci/Anadolu Agency/Getty)
Progression of the partial lunar eclipse in Ankara, Turkey. (Image credit: Ali Balikci/Anadolu Agency/Getty)
 A Full Wolf Moon can be seen rising over the horizon at the beach in Malaga, Spain.
A Full Wolf Moon can be seen rising over the horizon at the beach in Malaga, Spain. (Image credit: Jesus Merida/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty)
A beautiful image of the moon captured in Kuratica, Macedonia. (Image credit: StojanStojanovski)
A beautiful image captured in Kuratica, Macedonia. (Image credit: StojanStojanovski)

Astronomy Events Coming Up Soon

2020 has started and brought many exciting events for astronomy lovers who long to gaze up at the skies and witness the celestial marvels. Here are some of the events coming up soon.

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