In pictures: Buck Moon rises over England

Moon rising above the Needles on the Isle of Wight
Image caption,Graham Wiffen captured this picture of the moon over The Needles on the Isle of Wight

What is believed to be the biggest and brightest Moon of the year has been lighting up the sky in England.

July’s full moon – the Buck Moon – was most visible on Wednesday evening.

It was the second supermoon of the year and looked bigger than normal as the Moon is currently closer to the Earth than usual.

Citing the Maine Farmer’s Almanac, Nasa said it was referred to as the “Buck Moon” by the Algonquin Native Americans of what is now the north-east United States. This is because it appears when new antlers tend to appear on buck deer.

Moon in Beeley Moor
Image caption,The Buck Moon was captured by local resident Jim in Beeley Moor, Derbyshire
Moon in Burbage
Image caption,Andy Johson in Burbage, Leicestershire, grabbed a close-up view
Moon in Matlock
Image caption,Chris Cookman took this picture in Matlock, Derbyshire
Moon in Matlock
Image caption,Another picture of the supermoon in Matlock taken by Chris Cookman
Moon in Ripley
Image caption,Hiding behind the trees, this picture of the moon was captured in Ripley, Derbyshire
Buck Moon in East Leake
Image caption,A close-up taken by Maggie T Howlett in East Leake, Nottinghamshire

The Buck Moon over Winnipeg, Canada last night.

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