Photos of Sunday night’s lunar eclipse from all around the world

By Brian Lada, AccuWeather meteorologist and staff writer
By Renee Duff, AccuWeather meteorologist
January 21, 2019, 10:41:39 AM EST


A total lunar eclipse glowed red in the night sky on Sunday night, the last of its kind anywhere in the world until 2021.

People across North America, South America, western Europe and western Africa were able to see the moon change color as it passed directly through Earth's shadow.

Those in the northeastern United States braved temperatures in the single digits and teens with winds pushing AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures below zero F to see the spectacle. The sky cleared just in time for most of the region to view the eclipse in the wake of a snowstorm.

Some lunar eclipse viewing parties were canceled in the central and eastern U.S. due to icy roadways and bitterly cold conditions, according to Reuters.

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The lunar eclipse in France on Sunday night, Jan. 20, 2019.

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The lunar eclipse over Los Angeles on Sunday night, Jan. 20, 2019.

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People watch the lunar eclipse at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, Sunday Jan. 20, 2019.

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The lunar eclipse over Costa Rica on Sunday night, Jan. 20, 2019.

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A U.S. Flag in downtown Washington flies in front of the moon during a lunar eclipse, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.

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The lunar eclipse over Chicago on Sunday night, Jan. 20, 2019.

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A lunar eclipse progresses behind the "Memorial JK," a monument in honor of the founder of Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.

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The lunar eclipse over Cherokee County, Georgia, on Sunday night, Jan. 20, 2019.

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The lunar eclipse over Oklahoma on Sunday night, Jan. 20, 2019.

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The lunar eclipse over Virginia on Sunday night, Jan. 20, 2019.

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The lunar eclipse over British Columbia, Canada, on Sunday night, Jan. 20, 2019.

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This combination photo shows the totally eclipsed moon, center, and others at the different stages during a total lunar eclipse, as seen from Los Angeles, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.

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The lunar eclipse over central Pennsylvania on Sunday night, Jan. 20, 2019.

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A blood moon rises above Christ the Redeemer statue during a lunar eclipse in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.


Clouds broke just in time for the eclipse to be seen in Los Angeles, but rain spoiled the show in San Francisco, while clouds hung over San Diego.

Pictures on social media showed clear viewing conditions across portions of Costa Rica, Brazil, Italy, France and British Columbia, Canada, among many other areas.

This particular eclipse was given the unofficial nickname of the 'Super Blood Wolf Moon,' despite looking like any other total lunar eclipse. This long-winded name derived from three nicknames being combined into one.

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The next time that a total lunar eclipse will be visible anywhere in the world will not be until May 26, 2021. However, there will be five partial lunar eclipses before then.

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