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Super worm moon wows onlookers for spring equinox

The moon rises behind the Independence Monument in Almaty, Kazakhstan March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev

Super moon wows around the world

Beginning March 19, moon-gazers globally were treated to a “super worm moon” for the spring equinox. It was the third (and final) super moon that would appear in 2019. The moon will reach its fullest point on March 20 at 9:43 p.m. ET, although it was at its closest point to the Earth mid-afternoon on March 19.

The name “worm moon” is given to the full moon in March, as it’s also the time of year with earthworms begin to emerge from the ground, according to National Geographic.

Check out some of the impressive photos emerging from the astronomical spectacle.