Dorset residents have been treated to two nights of a spectacular pink supermoon.

Thank to largely clear skies people have had a great view of April’s full moon, and have sent us their amazing photographs.

It was technically at its fullest at 3.35am on Wednesday.

April’s full moon often corresponded with the early springtime blooms of a certain wildflower native to eastern North America: Phlox subulata—commonly called creeping phlox or moss phlox—which also went by the name “moss pink.”

Thanks to this seasonal association, this full moon came to be called the Pink Moon.

The first full moon of April - which also goes by names such as Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon or Fish Moon - is traditionally a sign of both springtime and Easter.

The phenomenon is not actually that rare, and April's supermoon is the second in a trilogy that began with March's full moon and ends with a third on May 7.

A supermoon occurs when the moon reaches its closest position to the Earth.

During a supermoon, the diameter of the moon can appear to be about 14 per cent greater than an average full moon.