THE skies were illuminated by the first supermoon of 2018 last night – known as the wolf moon.

A supermoon is a full moon that coincides with the shortest distance between the moon and earth during its orbit.

The supermoon in each lunar cycle is given a name. February’s is known as the snow moon or hunger moon.

Other famous examples are the harvest moon in September and October’s hunter’s moon.

The wolf moon is so called due to wolves being particularly loud and vocal in the first months of the year, so the month of January is associated with howling wolves.

The photos have been shared by our camera club members.