Amazing pictures show Worm Moon illuminating skies around the world

Looking up at tonight’s clear night sky you may have come across the Worm Moon.

The March full moon takes its name from earthworms which usually begin to emerge from the ground when it begins to thaw in spring.

This evening, stargazers across the country looked up to see the Worm Moon glistening in all its glory.

Although it goes by the nickname of Worm Moon, it has also been given other names over time too like the Crow Moon, Sap Moon, Crust Moon, Lenten Moon and Wind Moon.

People from around the world were quick to showcase the impressive snapshots from London to Manchester, Essex, Malta and Italy.

The good news is the moon will remain visible for the rest of the night and into the early hours of tomorrow morning.

For those eagle-eyed stargazers, Venus, Jupiter, and Mars are also visible. 

Venus and Jupiter just completed their closest approach in a decade, but are still very close to each other.

So for those who haven’t yet caught a glimpse of it you’ve still got a chance.

During the early hours of tomorrow morning, this is when the sky is at its darkest and gives stargazers the best chance to photograph the Worm Moon.

It even has its very own free webcast called the Virtual Telescope project which shows the Full Worm Moon shining over Rome on Tuesday at 6.30pm local time.

But for those who are busy and miss this full moon the next one will occur on April 6 at 5.34am.

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