Isle of Wight stargazers were dazzled by the biggest and brightest moon of the year last night (Wednesday).

What is known as the blue supermoon made a rare appearance - 14 years after the last one.

The moon gets its name, not from the colour, but because it was the second full moon in the month of August.

Most months only usually have one full moon, so to have a second, is rare.

Last night's moon appeared bigger in the sky than it normally would, as it was closer.

The moon is typically around 252,088 miles away from the earth, but last night it was 222,044 miles away.

Islanders have been sending the County Press their amazing photos. Check them out in our gallery!