Did you catch the biggest, brightest full moon of the year over Northamptonshire?

Readers and stargazers share their snaps of supermoon in skies over the county

Stargazers had their eyes to the skies across Northamptonshire last night for the biggest and brightest "supermoon" of the year.

A supermoon occurs when a full moon coincides with Earth's only satellite reaches the closest point to our planet in it's 27-day egg-shaped orbit, a mere 220,000 miles away.

The closest point is called the perigee, and the furthest is the apogee. When a full moon coincides with the perigee, it appears far bigger and brighter in the sky and becomes known as a supermoon.

Thankfully, spring skies stayed largely clear for Chronicle & Echo readers Matt Irons and Katie Stafford — plus scientists at NASA — to get some good pictures as the Moon rose across Northamptonshire from around 8pm last night (Tuesday April 7), though it was technically at its fullest at 3.35am in the early hours of today.

April's supermoon is also called Pink Moon .. even though it is not noticably pink! You can find out why and other fun facts by clicking HERE.

Chron reader Matt Irons sent us this picture of last night's supermoon
Katie Stafford took this amazing shot of the supermoon through whispy clouds