The moon has been captured in "the most insanely detailed" picture yet.

A stunning new photograph of the moon has appeared online, but it wasn't taken by NASA.

Two astrophotographers spent two years to capture "the most outrageously detailed" image of Earth's moon.

The 174-megapixel photograph was initially made public on Reddit on Saturday and displays the moon's colours, craters, and luminous halo in exquisite detail.

Connor Matherne, a planetary scientist and fellow photographer, joined forces with astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy through Reddit and Instagram. Connor Matherne is well-known for his stunning and bright images of galaxies and nebulae.

They previously collaborated to produce an amazing, intricate image of the moon that was shining.