Final supermoon of the year seen in spectacular pictures

Known as the 'flower moon', it appeared much bigger and brighter than usual as it orbited closer to Earth.

Final supermoon of the year seen in spectacular pictures Linda Lawrence
Spectacular: The final supermoon of the year.

This year’s final supermoon put on a spectacular show over Scotland on Thursday night.

The ‘flower moon’ – signifying the flowers that bloom during the month of May – appeared 6% larger than normal as it orbited closer to Earth.

It was at its fullest at around 11.45am, but was not visible in the sky in the UK at that time.

However, as the impressive moon rose later at night, STV News readers got to work to capture its beauty.

Bold: Lorraine Sharp snapped this super shot.
Bold: Lorraine Sharp snapped this super shot.
Pretty Portobello: Agnieszka Bartoszkiewicz sent us this picture.
Pretty Portobello: Agnieszka Bartoszkiewicz sent us this picture.
Purple haze: Kerry Crichton captured this cracker.
Purple haze: Kerry Crichton captured this cracker.
Out of this world: Alison McLeod caught this through her camera lens.
Out of this world: Alison McLeod caught this through her camera lens.
Beautiful: Gavin McCormick snapped this stunning shot.
Beautiful: Gavin McCormick snapped this stunning shot.
Magical: Derek Adamson snapped this beauty.
Magical: Derek Adamson snapped this beauty.
Burning bright: Marty66 / @EmmJNor sent us this super snap on Twitter.
Burning bright: Marty66 / @EmmJNor sent us this super snap on Twitter.
Stunning: Caroline Miller captured this scenic shot.
Stunning: Caroline Miller captured this scenic shot.
Astronomical: Sharon Mcgonagle snapped this.
Astronomical: Sharon Mcgonagle snapped this.
Out and about: Grant Mackay captured this amazing shot.
Out and about: Grant Mackay captured this amazing shot.
Bright: Robyn Donaghy snapped the full moon before dark.
Bright: Robyn Donaghy snapped the full moon before dark.
Easy on the eye: Tam Hood captured this fantastic picture of the 'flower moon'.
Easy on the eye: Tam Hood captured this fantastic picture of the ‘flower moon’.
From a distance: Abbie Willis captured the lunar display.
From a distance: Abbie Willis captured the lunar display.
Up close and personal: Kevin Robertson sent us this picture.
Up close and personal: Kevin Robertson sent us this picture.
Shining through: Hzee Jai captured this moody shot.
Shining through: Hzee Jai captured this moody shot.
Dreamy: Collette Harvey sent us this pretty picture.
Dreamy: Collette Harvey sent us this pretty picture.
Flying high: Cheryl Emily Blair captured a plane passing by.
Flying high: Cheryl Emily Blair captured a plane passing by.
Relaxing reflection: Sharon Kelly captured this stunning scene.
Relaxing reflection: Sharon Kelly captured this stunning scene.
Mysterious: Paula Waggott captured this moody and dark delight.
Mysterious: Paula Waggott captured this moody and dark delight.
Lunar delight: Elaine Rafferty snapped a fantastic picture of the full moon.
Lunar delight: Elaine Rafferty snapped a fantastic picture of the full moon.
Mesmerising: Linda Bolt set up a super shot.
Mesmerising: Linda Bolt set up a super shot.
Into the woods: Tracey Lamont's terrific picture.
Into the woods: Tracey Lamont’s terrific picture.
Night sky: Dawn Letford sent us this snap.
Night sky: Dawn Letford sent us this snap.

A supermoon is around 6% larger than a typical full moon and around 14% bigger than a micromoon, which is when the moon is at its furthest point from Earth.

The next supermoon will be visible in April 2021.