Super blue blood moon. Blue blood wolf moon. Blood harvest supermoon. (My favorite.) The moon has been given a number of names that describe it at different phases and stages—brands, if you will. Some of these monikers hail from ancient myth and legend, while others are rooted in science and astronomy.
Most astronomers, however, grumble about this relatively recent fascination with naming lunar events. Others have argued that these names give people an excuse to get excited about our closest celestial neighbor, and are an easy way to introduce people to amateur astronomy. The moon is, after all, the brightest object in the sky and the easiest to see.
So, what's the deal with all this lunacy, anyways?