Stunning images show the Wormmoon lighting up skies around the world

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The Worm Moon seen over London tonight (Picture: Story Picture Agency)

If you look into tonight’s clear night sky, you may have encountered the Worm Moon.

The March full moon gets its name from earthworms, which usually emerge from the ground when the spring thaw begins.

That evening, stargazers across the country looked up to see the Wormmoon glitter in all its glory.

Although nicknamed Worm Moon, it has also been given other names over time, such as Crow Moon, Sap Moon, Crust Moon, Lent Moon, and Wind Moon.

People from around the world were quick to share the stunning snaps from London via Manchester, Essex, Malta and Italy.

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

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The Worm Moon over farmland in Chadwell St Mary, Essex (Image: Shutterstock)

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The Worm Moon rises behind Castel del Monte in Andria, Italy (Image: Shutterstock)

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A plane passes the Worm Moon in Manchester (Image: Reuters)

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The Worm Moon rises in the sky over Valletta, Malta (Image: Reuters)

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The Worm Moon sets behind the castle and village of Rocca Calascio, Italy (Image: Shutterstock)

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

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

So if you haven’t taken a look yet, you still have a chance.

The skies are at their darkest in the early hours of the morning, giving stargazers the best chance of photographing the Worm Moon.

It even has its own free webcast called the Virtual Telescope Project showing the full Worm Moon shining over Rome at 6:30 p.m. local time on Tuesday.

But for those who are busy and missing out on this full moon, the next one is on April 6 at 5:34 am.

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Justin Scacco

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