Worm moon rising over the Cherry Blossoms, March 23, 2016. ( Chris Fukuda via Twitter )
Photographers packing the Tidal Basin Wednesday evening were treated to a double feature: the cherry blossoms nearing peak bloom and a spectacular full moon.
This month’s full moon, known as the Worm Moon because the ground is soft enough for worms to unearth themselves, rose at 7:44 p.m. Wednesday evening. The plump orange moon and the bursting cherry blossom buds made for a spectacular combination.
Since the moon is only full about once a month, it took a bit of luck for it to coincide with the blossoms bloom period.
Here’s an assortment of tremendous views shared by our readers….
Moon rising over the Cherry Blossoms, March 23, 2016. ( George Jiang via Flickr ) Full worm moon rises over the Capitol, March 23, 2016. ( Joseph Gruber via Flickr ) Full worm moon shines through the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. March 23, 2016. ( George Jiang via Flickr ) The full moon rises over the Tidal Basin over peaking cherry blossoms, March 23, 2016. ( Navin Sarma via Flickr )
Photographers also captured some amazing shots away from the blossoms, as shown below…
Worm moon rising over the Capitol, March 23, 2016. ( Victoria Pickering via Flickr ) Full worm moon rises over D.C., March 23, 2016 ( dcsplicer via Flickr ) Full moon as seen from Constitution Gardens, March 23, 2016. ( Victoria Pickering via Flickr ) Worm moon rising over Washington, D.C. ( Chris Fukuda via Twitter ) March’s “Worm Moon” rising over an old farm in Montgomery County’s Ag Reserve, March 23, 2016. ( Martin Radigan via Flickr )