DID you catch last night's supermoon - likely to be the biggest and brightest of the year.

Our Camera Club members certainly did, with some amazing images posted to the group.

The moon - referred to as the 'wolf moon' by Native American tribes as wolves howl more during their breeding season in January and February - was also caught on video rising over Minchinhampton Common.

A supermoon happens when a full moon or new moon coincides with the moon's closest approach to the Earth.

Its orbit around Earth is not a perfect circle; it is elliptical (oval shaped), which means the distance between the moon and the Earth varies.

Astrologer Richard Nolle first coined the term supermoon in 1979.

He said it was "a new or a full moon that happens when the moon is at or near its closest approach to Earth in its orbit".

A super full moon looks about 30 per cent brighter, or 14 per cent bigger than average to skywatchers because it is closer to Earth.

A second full moon will appear in the night sky on the 31st January.

When two full moons appear in one calendar month the second is known as a ’blue moon’, as this only happens around once every two and a half years, which explains the popular saying ‘once in a blue moon’.