Gallery - Stunning photos of the Super Worm Moon

The full Super Worm Moon Picture: ALEX RUDIGER

The full Super Worm Moon Picture: ALEX RUDIGER - Credit: Alex Rudiger

Did you see the Super Worm Moon over East Anglia last night?

The Super Worm Moon showing through the clouds Picture: ALEX RUDIGER

The Super Worm Moon showing through the clouds Picture: ALEX RUDIGER - Credit: Alex Rudiger

It wasn't easy to catch a good view of the full moon, which is larger and brighter than usual, because of wet and cloudy weather during the evening.

Alex Rudiger of Ipswich took this photo of the Super Worm Moon. Picture: ALEX RUDIGER

Alex Rudiger of Ipswich took this photo of the Super Worm Moon. Picture: ALEX RUDIGER - Credit: Alex Rudiger

However, some dedicated star gazers did manage to capture some stunning shots.

A view of the Super Worm Moon. Picture: ALEX RUDIGER

A view of the Super Worm Moon. Picture: ALEX RUDIGER - Credit: Alex Rudiger

Alex Rudiger, took a series of photos of the moon, which are featured in our gallery, over Alderman Road in Ipswich. He said: 'It was a struggle to get the shots as clouds were blowing over.'

The moon over Orford at 4.30am. Picture: DARREN BOREHAM

The moon over Orford at 4.30am. Picture: DARREN BOREHAM - Credit: Darren Boreham

If you are wondering why this March full moon is called the Super Worm Moon, Suffolk astronomer Neil Norman explained: 'It is named the Worm moon because it traditionally symbolises the melting of the snow and thawing of the ground, which then brought the worms to the surface. Names were given to full moons by the native Americans.'


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If you were not able to spot the moon last night, the good news is that it's expected to be larger and brighter again tonight. Some light rain is forecast during the evening once again, though.

Have you taken any photos of the supermoon? Email them to us to add to our gallery. Please include your full name and details of where you took the pictures.

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