Jonathan: I took Tilly across the road to the beach this morning at 7:30 – the sand frozen solid and the sea lapping gently onto crisp snow and ice. lit by the light of the moon. And what should I see when I look up, but an eclipse of the moon in progress! Gradually the bright part of the moon got smaller and smaller, and soon it was all a deep russet colour. The first such eclipse on the shortest day for about 300 years apparently. Just coincidence I saw it – only heard about it on the radio when I went back in for a coffee!