STARGAZERS across Scotland will soon have the chance to catch a glimpse of the "Flower Moon".

The astronomical event is set to take place later this month and will leave many looking for the ideal spot to see it.

Dunfermline in Fife was dubbed the best place in Scotland to see the Flower Moon with it being a top destination for keen astronomers.

Discussing the location, Millets said: "Dark, clear skies provide the best conditions for seeing such events, and Dunfermline has the lowest light pollution level out of Scottish towns and cities in our study.

The Gazette: Dunfermline was the dubbed the best stargazing spot in ScotlandDunfermline was the dubbed the best stargazing spot in Scotland (Image: Getty)

"The area has a 1.59 mcd/m2 brightness, making it the optimal destination for avoiding bright city light that can wash out faint stars' glow.

"The town also has a low air quality index (AQI) of 22, where a score of 50 or below is considered good. Of all the Scottish locations we looked at, Dunfermline is in the top three for the best AQI, indicating the presence of clear skies with minimal haze and particulate matter."

See the full list of top stargazing spots across Scotland

Here is the full list of top stargazing spots in Scotland perfect for seeing the Flower Moon.

1. Dunfermline

Light pollution level: 1.59

Air quality index: 22

Stargazing score: 9.96

2. Cumbernauld

Light pollution level: 2.32

Air quality index: 20

Stargazing score: 8.62

3. Kirkcaldy

Light pollution level: 1.84

Air quality index: 26

Stargazing score: 7.73

4. Dundee

Light pollution level: 2.61

Air quality index: 25

Stargazing score: 6.18

5. Livingston

Light pollution level: 2.82

Air quality index: 23

Stargazing score: 5.96

6. East Kilbride

Light pollution level: 3.16

Air quality index: 22

Stargazing score: 4.62

The Gazette: Paisley, Aberdeen and Glasgow were also among the best stargazing towns and citiesPaisley, Aberdeen and Glasgow were also among the best stargazing towns and cities (Image: Getty)

7. Paisley

Light pollution level: 3.09

Air quality index: 24

Stargazing score: 4.62

8. Edinburgh

Light pollution level: 4.13

Air quality index: 23

Stargazing score: 3.29

9. Glasgow

Light pollution level: 6.6

Air quality index: 20

Stargazing score: 2.40

10. Aberdeen

Light pollution level: 5.43

Air quality index: 30

Stargazing score: 1.29


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What is the Flower Moon and when will it be visible?

The Flower Moon is an astronomical event and is the largest and brightest full moon of the year so far, according to Royal Museums Greenwich.

In the UK, the moon will rise on May 23, reaching its fullest at around 12.13pm British Standard Time (BST).

Those out after dark on May 23 will be able to see the Super Flower Moon in all its glory.

The last such event was the Pink Moon in April.