See the best views of the ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ in Houston – Chron

If you missed the Super Blood Wolf Moon last night, you’ll still get another chance to catch a total lunar eclipse in May 2021.

However, it likely won’t be as spectacular as Sunday night’s moon, which earned its name because of the rare circumstances that aligned.

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The Wolf Moon is believed to be a Native American phrase for the first full moon in January, according to earlier reports in the Houston Chronicle. It earned the title “Super Moon” because the moon was at its closest distance to earth, making it appear 10 to 15 percent larger.

Around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night, Houstonians braved a relatively cold night to catch a glimpse of the rare sight. Some pulled up a chair in their front lawns, while others grabbed a telescope and headed to the top of the nearest parking garage.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and Astronaut Terry Virts were among those who shared photos of the eclipse on social media.

Click through the slideshow above to see who got the best view of the eclipse last night.

Julian Gill is a digital reporter in Houston. Read him on our breaking news site, Chron.com, and on our subscriber site, houstonchronicle.com. | julian.gill@chron.com | Text CHRON to 77453 to receive breaking news alerts by text message

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