The stunning Harvest Moon rose last night, signalling the end of summer.

Shining bright in the clear skies over Dorset, the moon was captured on camera by members of the Echo Camera Club Dorset group.

The Harvest Moon is the name given to the first full moon which takes place closest to the Autumn equinox.

The equinox takes place twice a year - in spring and autumn.

Traditionally the Harvest Moon comes from when farmers would need to start gathering crops to prepare for the winter months, using the bright light to extend the working day.

This year's Harvest Moon took place later than usual.