Final supermoon of the year set to light up the sky

Known as the 'flower moon', it will appear much bigger and brighter than usual as it orbits closer to Earth.

Final supermoon of the year set to light up the sky Erskine Logan Photography
Supermoon: Photographer Erskine Logan captured the full moon during the early hours of Thursday.

The final supermoon of the year will light up the sky on Thursday night.

Known as the “flower moon”, signifying the flowers that bloom during the month, it will appear much bigger and brighter than usual as it orbits closer to Earth.

Ben Nevis: Christine Lawrie captured this on Wednesday.
Ben Nevis: Christine Lawrie captured this on Wednesday.

Unfortunately, the full moon will peak at around 11.45am when it is not visible in the sky in the UK at that time.

Moonrise in Scotland is expected to happen shortly after 9pm, with 99.6% illumination from the sun.

Morning: Erskine Logan captured the full moon in all its glory.
Morning: Erskine Logan captured the full moon in all its glory.

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.