See photos of the ‘supermoon’ over Eastern Massachusetts – The Boston Globe

A “supermoon” lit up the skies Monday night over Massachusetts. It’s a supermoon because it’s a full moon that is especially large, due to its close proximity to the earth on its elliptical orbit.

This supermoon, one of two on the calendar for 2021, is called a Pink Moon, getting its name from the creeping phlox, a pink springtime flower.

The moon rose over Graves Light Station in Winthrop on Monday evening.
The moon rose over Graves Light Station in Winthrop on Monday evening.

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A view of the moon and Boston from Cambridge.
A view of the moon and Boston from Cambridge.Jim Davis

The Scituate Lighthouse in Scituate Harbor and the supermoon.
The Scituate Lighthouse in Scituate Harbor and the supermoon.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

The supermoon rose behind the new leaves of a Japanese maple, as seen in Quincy.
The supermoon rose behind the new leaves of a Japanese maple, as seen in Quincy.Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

This supermoon is one of two on the calendar for this year.
This supermoon is one of two on the calendar for this year.Jim Davis/Globe Staff

The moon rose over the Sydney Harbor Bridge in Australia.
The moon rose over the Sydney Harbor Bridge in Australia. Mark Baker/Associated Press

The moon could be seen past the clock face of the Queen Elizabeth Tower, part of the Houses of Parliament in London, England, that holds the bell known as Big Ben.
The moon could be seen past the clock face of the Queen Elizabeth Tower, part of the Houses of Parliament in London, England, that holds the bell known as Big Ben. Alastair Grant/Associated Press

The supermoon over Stonehenge in Amesbury, England.
The supermoon over Stonehenge in Amesbury, England.Finnbarr Webster/Getty

The supermoon set behind the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
The supermoon set behind the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Sam Tarling/Getty

Strong wind blew away steam escaping from the Leathers Geothermal Facility, a power plant near Calipatria, Calif.
Strong wind blew away steam escaping from the Leathers Geothermal Facility, a power plant near Calipatria, Calif. David McNew/Getty

Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants rounded the bases under the supermoon Mondayj in San Francisco, Calif.
Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants rounded the bases under the supermoon Mondayj in San Francisco, Calif.Jeff Chiu/Associated Press

A couple watched the moon from a park in New Albany, Ind.
A couple watched the moon from a park in New Albany, Ind.Charlie Riedel/Associated Press

A jet was silhouetted by the rising supermoon as it approached Louisville International Airport in Louisville, Ky.
A jet was silhouetted by the rising supermoon as it approached Louisville International Airport in Louisville, Ky.Charlie Riedel/Associated Press

The moon rose over the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.
The moon rose over the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France. Sam Tarling/Getty

A paraglider in Glastonbury, England.
A paraglider in Glastonbury, England. Finnbarr Webster/Getty