One keen photographer captured this shot of the moon last night.

Damon Hart was saying goodbye to his son and girlfriend when he noticed the moon had a lunar halo.

He said: "This rarely-seen phenomenon is caused by the refraction, reflection and dispersion of light through ice particles suspended within thin, wispy, sheet-like, high-altitude cirrus or cirrostratus clouds.

"As light passes through these ice crystals, it is bent, creating a halo around the moon."

Mr Hart went off to Rottingdean to put an element of interest in the shot (the village windmill).

He adds: "Unfortunately, by the time I got down there the high cirrus was starting to thicken a bit, so losing the effect.

"Still, it's not something you see every day."