The remarkable photographs in this item were taken by John Sheppard, one time resident of Sulgrave and a former parish councillor.
See the full sequence on the next page.
The following information from the BBC website:
In a total lunar eclipse, the Earth, Sun and Moon are almost exactly in line and the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. This eclipse was a rare celestial event, since it coincided with a so-called “supermoon”.
A supermoon occurs when the Moon is in the closest part of its orbit to Earth, meaning it appears larger in the sky.
This phenomenon was last observed in 1982 and will not be back before 2033.
The moon looks rust-coloured during a total lunar eclipse – giving rise to its nickname Blood Moon. This is because the Earth’s atmosphere scatters blue light more strongly than red light, and it is this red light that reaches the lunar surface.