Lunar Eclipse over Cologne Cathedral

Sunday night as the Moon underwent a total lunar eclipse, in this notable image sequence captured over the Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Cologne, Germany.

Image credit Martin Junius

This Moon Eclipse dubbed by some as a Super because the Moon was angularly larger than usual, at least slightly.  Blood because the scattering of sunlight through the Earth’s atmosphere makes an eclipsed Moon appeared unusually red.  Wolf because January full moons are sometimes called Wolf Moons from the legend that wolves like to howl at the moon.

The lunar eclipse sequence was composed from 68 different exposures captured over three hours during freezing temperatures — and later digitally combined and edited to remove a cyclist and a pedestrian. The next total lunar eclipse will occur in 2021.

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