Summer’s second supermoon appears ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Bill Ingalls/NASA/Associated press The supermoon was seen behind clouds over the US Capitol in Washington, D.C. Ethan Miller/Getty Images The moon rose behind the Las Vegas Strip. DANIEL LOPEZ / IAC / HANDOUT The supermoon seen from the Astro-Physical Institute of the Canaries in Teide volcano of Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, Spain. Andrew Medichini/AP The supermoon appeared above the Colosseum and the Santa Francesca Romana Basilica belltower in Rome Sunday. Bill Greene/Globe staff People gathered to watch the moon rise in Woods Hole. Eric Schultz/AL.com, via AP The Moon rises next to a Saturn 1B rocket at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. Andrew Medichini/AP It officially became full at 2:09 p.m. EDT, though it was expected to appear full tonight. PAUL HACKETT/Reuters A woman took a selfie with the supermoon and London's Tower Bridge in the background. YORGOS KARAHALIS/Reuters This moon is also called the Sturgeon Moon, because of the abundance of sturgeon in the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain at this time of year. Pictured: The Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion, east of Athens. DAVID GRAY/Reuters This is the second supermoon of the year. Pictured: The moon rose over the Sydney Opera House in Australia. SERGIO PEREZ/Reuters A NASA scientist recommended watching the phenomenon right at moonrise, when skies are most likely to be clear. Pictured: Madrid. PILAR OLIVARES/REUTERS The supermoon behind the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Andy Wong/AP The moon was expected to rise at 7:55 p.m. and set at 7:20 a.m. Monday. Pictured: Beijing. Andrew Medichini/AP Once it is high in the sky, observers should not expect to see much of a difference between this full moon and others. Pictured: The Colosseum and the Roman Forum. John Sleezer/The Kansas City Star, via AP The moon rises above Kansas City, Mo., during its closest point to the earth.