A photographer has captured a stunning photo of last night’s 'strawberry moon' and it appeared to be larger than Darwen Tower.

Lee Mansfield captured the picture of the moon rising over Darwen Tower. Despite the cloud coverage, the moon appeared to be a golden colour and looked massive.

Dozens of people have since liked and commented on the “stunning” picture.

One person said: “Beautiful. I love the wisp of the cloud, it adds to the image.”

“Absolutely gorgeous I love it,” said another.

A third said: “It looks magical, Lee.”

Another said: “Talk about dedication... wow what a shot.”

What is the strawberry super moon and how can I see it?

The full moon in June is also known as the “strawberry moon” as it coincides with the harvesting season of the fruit in North America.

The moon may look up to 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter in the sky as it reaches its closest point to Earth.

While the supermoon reached its peak in the early hours of today, you can still enjoy the spectacle tonight and throughout the week.

Jake Foster, astronomer at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, said the best time to see the supermoon in the UK will be in the in the evening after sunset.

Mr Foster said: “A supermoon is the result of a full moon occurring when the moon is near its closest point to the Earth in its orbit.

“This can occur because the moon orbits the Earth on an elliptical path, rather than a circular one.

“Since this means that the moon is slightly closer to us, it appears slightly bigger in the sky.”

Lee is known for his landscape, moon and sun photos, and you can see more of his photos by visiting his website leemansfield.co.uk