The Suez Canal: A full “worm moon” helped break the deadlock

Liberation of a container ship in the Suez Canal

Children celebrate after the liberation of the container ship Ever Given in the Suez Canal on Monday, March 29th.

Liberation of a container ship in the Suez Canal

This satellite image was taken on Monday after the ship was expelled.

Liberation of a container ship in the Suez Canal

Evergreen escorts a tugboat as it moves across the canal on Monday.

Liberation of a container ship in the Suez Canal

People watch the newly floated float on Monday.

Liberation of a container ship in the Suez Canal

This satellite image shows the ship stuck in the Suez Canal on Sunday.

Liberation of a container ship in the Suez Canal

The tugs are trying to free the ship on Sunday.

Liberation of a container ship in the Suez Canal

Workers try to evict the ship on Sunday.

Liberation of a container ship in the Suez Canal

The tugboat operates at Ever Given on Sundays.

Liberation of a container ship in the Suez Canal

A woman walks with her children near the ship on Saturday.

Liberation of a container ship in the Suez Canal

A night view of the huge container ship on Saturday.

Liberation of a container ship in the Suez Canal

A boy watches a couple of locomotives try to free Ever Given on Friday.

Liberation of a container ship in the Suez Canal

The jumbo ship can hold up to 20,000 containers.

Liberation of a container ship in the Suez Canal

The tugboat works alongside Ever Given on Friday.

Liberation of a container ship in the Suez Canal

Ships anchored outside the Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt, Thursday. The ships could not pass while the Evergreen was blocking the road.

Liberation of a container ship in the Suez Canal

An excavator removes mud and sand from around the bow of the Evergreen ship on Thursday.

Liberation of a container ship in the Suez Canal

Ships waiting in the Great Lake of Egypt on Thursday.

Liberation of a container ship in the Suez Canal

Lieutenant General Osama Rabie, head of the Suez Canal Authority, watches an Evergreen from another ship on Thursday.

Liberation of a container ship in the Suez Canal

The locomotives sit next to Ever Given on Thursday.

Liberation of a container ship in the Suez Canal

This satellite image shows the clogged channel on Thursday.

Liberation of a container ship in the Suez Canal

The Evergreen Arch is jammed in mud and sand along the banks of Canal N Wed.

Liberation of a container ship in the Suez Canal

At 1,312 feet, Ever Given is nearly the length of an Empire State Building.

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