Amazing pictures of wolf moon and lunar eclipse in Suffolk

Wolf moon over Felixstowe docks Picture: KEVIN JAY

Wolf moon over Felixstowe docks Picture: KEVIN JAY - Credit: KEVIN JAY

These striking photographs captured by readers show the January full moon – commonly known as the ‘wolf moon’ in all its lunar glory.

Matt Byham snapped this picture over Ballingdon near Sudbury

Matt Byham snapped this picture over Ballingdon near Sudbury - Credit: Matt Byham

The first full moon of the year, named after howling wolves, was used to track the changing seasons in ancient times.

Caroline Hall's picture of the wolf moon and partial eclipse over Chelmondiston Picture: CAROLINE HA

Caroline Hall's picture of the wolf moon and partial eclipse over Chelmondiston Picture: CAROLINE HALL - Credit: CAROLINE HALL

Last night, it coincided with a penumbral lunar eclipse over Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.

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Kevin Jay captured a stunning picture of the wolf moon over Felixstowe Docks.

Wayne Burnham captured this picture over Stowmarket Picture: WAYNE BURNHAM

Wayne Burnham captured this picture over Stowmarket Picture: WAYNE BURNHAM - Credit: WAYNE BURNHAM

Wayne Burnham captured the phenomenon in Stowmarket.

Steven Bailey's picture of the wolf moon

Steven Bailey's picture of the wolf moon - Credit: Steven Bailey


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And Caroline Hall managed to snap a picture over Chelmondiston.

Wolf moon seen from Fairfield Hill in Stowmarket Picture: CHERYL FITTON

Wolf moon seen from Fairfield Hill in Stowmarket Picture: CHERYL FITTON - Credit: CHERYL FITTON

While it is commonly thought the wolf moon is a Native American name, other sources claim it has Anglo-Saxon origins.

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In Anglo-Saxon culture, the January full moon was also called the Moon after Yule - the ancient festival celebrating the Winter Solstice around December 22.

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