"A lunar eclipse can only happen during a full moon, when the moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun".
An eclipse is a result of the ideal lineup of the sun, earth and moon.
Everyone could see the supermoon but the entire eclipse was visible only in North and South America, and across the Atlantic to western and northern Europe.
The lunar eclipse captured by Upminster astonomer Les Brand yesterday.
When the full moon moved into Earth's shadow, it darkened, but did not disappear.
During a lunar eclipse, the Moon appears red because the light of the Sun no longer directly illuminates it, since Earth is passing in between the Moon and Sun.
The event was also called a "blood moon", which gets its name from all of Earth's sunrises and sunsets falling on the moon.
So where does the "wolf" part come in?
According to the Associated Press, there will not be another full eclipse until 2021.
Blood moons and lunar eclipses of the past Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, created fear in 1504 after he used knowledge of an upcoming blood moon to convince the Arawak Indians to help him while stranded in Jamaica.
With the naked eye it wasn't very visible Sunday but some footage - including that from Griffith Observatory's live feed - showed a reddish-orange color around the edges of the moon.