'Incredible' pictures of Strawberry Moon above Stoke-on-Trent

'Incredible' pictures of the Strawberry Moon have been captured in the skies above North Staffordshire. Experts had predicted that the best times to catch of glimpse of the Strawberry Moon was either 2am on Saturday or 11pm last night.

The sixth full moon of the year - June's supermoon - gets its name thanks to its pink hue. It appears larger and brighter than usual full moons, thanks to it coinciding with the summer solstice.

A supermoon occurs at the point in the moon's orbit where it is closest to Earth, otherwise known as pedigree.

Will Parry captured his images of the Strawberry Moon from Lyme Valley Park, in Newcastle-under-Lyme. He was there just before midnight.

Will said: "I have been trying to take a photo of an airliner passing by the moon for a fortnight but haven’t had any luck. I saw how big and bright the moon was last night and instantly grabbed my camera and set off for the park where there wasn’t going to be any light interference from buildings or street lights.

"It facilitated me that the moon is a quarter-of-a-million miles away yet I can see it in great detail from a small park in Newcastle-under-Lyme. I got a very good sense of scale in the way that, we are incredibly small here on Earth."

Here are the full moons still to come in 2024:

Buck Moon - July 21 Sturgeon Moon - August 19 (also a seasonal Blue Moon) Harvest Moon - September 18 (a supermoon) Hunter’s Moon - October 17 Beaver Moon - November 15 Cold Moon - December 15