<p>The dome of one of the auxiliary instruments at the Very Large Telescope—a Chilean complex operated by the European Southern Observatory—looks like Pac-Man gobbling up the moon.</p>

The dome of one of the auxiliary instruments at the Very Large Telescope—a Chilean complex operated by the European Southern Observatory—looks like Pac-Man gobbling up the moon.

Photograph by ESO/Eric Lagadec

March's best space pictures: Super worm moon and eclipse on Mars

Also see stunning pictures from SpaceX's Crew Dragon mission and amazing views of the spring equinox from around the world.

FEED YOUR NEED for heavenly views of the universe with our picks of the most awe-inspiring space pictures from March 2019.

This month, people around the world witnessed an astounding full moon and sunrise usher in the spring equinox; the Mars lander InSight experienced a Martian eclipse; SpaceX made history with a successful commercial crew mission for NASA; and humankind's orbiting laboratory, the International Space Station, offered astounding glimpses of our planet from above. Closer to terra firma, giant telescopes in the Chilean desert gazed up into the cosmos—and even shot lasers into the skies above.

Read This Next

NASA’s Webb telescope is rewriting the story of space and time
The most ancient galaxies in the universe are coming into view
A new look at the hidden depths of the universe

Go Further

Subscriber Exclusive Content

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet