Calling all wannabee stargazers, the last supermoon of the year has arrived so here's how you can catch it in Scotland.

The Strawberry Supermoon is a full moon that comes to its closest distance to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear larger and brighter in the sky.

While it takes on a pinkish hue, it's not how it got its name – according to NASA.

Native American tribes gave it its name since it coincides with the strawberry season in certain parts of North America and Canada.

What is a Strawberry Supermoon?

HeraldScotland: Last month the Blood Moon got people looking skywards. Picture: PALast month the Blood Moon got people looking skywards. Picture: PA

The apparent size, brightness and colour of the Strawberry Supermoon is all to do with its position in the sky.

As the moon will be opposite the sun it will be completely illuminated, and it will also be sitting in a lower position in the sky than normal.

Because of this, the light shines through more of Earth's atmosphere giving it a pink colour.

It can be called a supermoon as the full moon is coinciding with its perigee - when it is at the closest position to the Earth during its elliptical orbit.

How to see the Strawberry Supermoon in Supermoon

The exact time for the Strawberry Supermoon to reach its peak in the UK is 12.51 pm on Tuesday, June 14 - this is exactly when the Sun and Moon are on opposite sides of the Earth.

Despite the fact this 'peak' occurs in the daytime, you will still be able to enjoy the spectacle during the evenings around that date when the moon will still appear full.

The best time to view the Strawberry Supermoon is at the start of moonrise or moonset as it will appear larger near the horizon.

The Met Office's meteorologist Alex Deakin predicts thick clouds across the North West of Scotland but the visibility looks fairly good for the rest of the country. 

See the latest updates via the Met Office website.

Watch Strawberry Supermoon free livestream

You can also watch a webcast of the Strawberry Supermoon rise above the beauty of Rome.

Based in Ceccano, Italy, Virtual Telescope Project will be hosting a free livestream of the luna event.

To join the free online session visit the Virtual Telescope Project website.