Islanders set their eyes for skies earlier this morning (Monday) for a glimpse of a super blood wolf moon.
Between 04:41 and 05:43, the moon passed through Earth’s shadow to create a total lunar eclipse during what is known as a Full Wolf Moon, aka ‘supermoon’.
Dust and other particles in the atmosphere prevent blue light from penetrating through, but don’t stop red light. This is why the moon appears red and has been nicknamed ‘blood moon’.
The dark skies of the South Wight made the ideal place to get shots of this morning’s natural phenomena. Steve Clark at Chale Bay Farm captured our featured image (above).
Lynn Lansbury from Newchurch captured the eclipse very well, in between bands of cloud (below).
The next total lunar eclipse will be on 10th January 2020, as well as 5th June 2020.