Amateur photographer Pawel captures spooky shot of the moon over Edinburgh Castle

An amateur photographer captured this breathtaking picture of the moon above Edinburgh Castle on Monday night.

This spectacular image shows a ghostly, spectre-like moon hanging above Edinburgh Castle

Pawel Kosedka, 29, pictured the illuminous moon as it sat above Arthur's Seat and lit up Edinburgh Castle around 9pm.

Astrophotography enthusiast Pawel said despite the poor weather condition yesterday, the sky cleared for around 30 minutes allowing him to get the shot.

He rushed to Corstorphine Hill and quickly set up his camera before catching the mesmerising image.

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Pawel said he captured the moon when it was 98 per cent full - following the full moon the day before on March 28.

The Edinburgh Zoo worker said: "I spend most of my free time taking landscape photos and astrophotography.

"The sky was almost completely covered yesterday but just before the moonrise around 9pm the sky cleared.

"It gave me around 30 minutes to pack my camera and go to the optimal place which was Corstorphine Hill.

"Once I got there the moon was already leaning over the top of the Arthur's Seat.

"In a hurry I set up my tripod and selected the camera settings accordingly to the light conditions.

"The view was breathtaking, I didn't know whether to admire the view or take pictures.

"The performance did not last long because, it was a temporary period, but managed to get an amazing photograph of the moon above Edinburgh Castle "I will remember that night for a long time."

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