What a year for Eclipses!
We’ve had a Solar Eclipse and a Lunar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse Friday 20th March 2015
The Moon passed between Sun and Earth causing the Sun to be gradually covered over and blocked out with a resulting dark shadow on the Earth during the day.
Lunar Eclipse Monday 28th Sept. 2015
The Earth and Moon gradually moved into a position where the sunlight falling on the Moon was blocked by the Earth. The Full Moon darkened as the curved shadow of the Earth gradually moved over it but amazingly it didn’t go completely black! Instead it turned a beautiful orange/brown colour (viewed from The Gateshead Angel).