THIS celestial showstopper was snapped over Swanage Pier shortly after the peak of the annual Hunter’s Moon.

Photographer Gareth James captured the image on Sunday evening.

On Saturday morning the Hunter’s Moon - also known as Beaver Moon, Frosty Moon, and Snow Moon - was at its peak.

The November 4 full moon was the second supermoon of the year, and lit up the night sky as it travelled around 12,700 miles closer to the Earth then normal.

This meant, if you were lucky enough to get a glimpse, the moon appeared up to 30 per cent brighter and 14 per cent bigger.

The annual phenomenon earned its name from Native American huntsmen, who used it to decide when to set beaver traps.

At its peak the Moon orbits at a distance of 226,182 miles compared with its average 238,900.