The ‘Supermoon’ lunar eclipse in September of 2015 was a stunning event. It started in the early hours of the morning and finished before sunrise, so if you wanted to see it you had to be willing to lose a night’s sleep.
I watched the whole eclipse from various locations. I started on Pilsdon Pen in Dorset, then moved to Colmer’s Hill near Bridport and then on to Eype. As the last of the earth’s shadow left the moon I drove to Glastonbury, to watch the moon descend to the horizon and the sun rise up into the sky from Glastonbury Tor.
There were many other people on the Tor, looking as if they’d been up there all night. Thick fog clung to the Mendip Hills but luckily, the Somerset Levels where only covered in a ethereal, delicate mist, which meant we could all watch the sunrise or, in my case, the moon set.
September 28, 2015