On 28th September 2015 there was a rare lunar eclipse. I spent the night at Avebury to take some historic shots of the moon turning blood red. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its umbra (shadow). This can occur only when the sun, Earth and moon are aligned with the Earth in the middle. Hence, a lunar eclipse can occur only the night of a full moon. The Moon appeared larger than normal because the Moon was just 59 minutes past its closest approach to Earth. This is sometimes called a supermoon. The next time a supermoon coincides with a total lunar eclipse or blood moon will be 8th October 2033 - but unfortunately it will NOT be visible in the UK. So glad I made the effort when I did!
This image is available as a GREETINGS CARD