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….
— buddysecor (@buddysecor) March 24, 2016
Photographers also captured some amazing shots away from the blossoms, as shown below…
— JeffMcQ (@JeffMcQuilkin) March 24, 2016
— Jim Havard (@JimHavard) March 24, 2016
— Jen Snyder (@fitchick_82) March 24, 2016