OXFORDSHIRE’S amateur photographers were out in force on Sunday as a rare supermoon was on display.

Supermoons occur when a full moon reaches the point in its orbit which is closest to the Earth.

This means that the moon appeared unusually large and bright on Sunday evening around the globe.

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Headington resident Spike Holifield, 51, took this picture, above, of the moon from his back garden.

The sound engineer said: “I was just at home in the back garden.

“I went out to the shed and saw the moon through the break in the clouds so I set up a tripod.

“The moon was awesome and it was definitely worth taking the time to photograph it.”

Gem Toes, 32, from Kidlington, also took pictures she took of Sunday’s supermoon. She said: “I set up my tripod in the middle of the road and there were a lot of neighbours giving me funny looks. It was beautiful.”

The next supermoon will appear in September.

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