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1 5/13 Word on Wed May 13, 2015 11:08 am

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syzygy (siz-i-jee)

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An alignment of 3 celestial objects.  Such as the sun, moon and stars.

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[*]Astronomy. an alignment of three celestial objects, as the sun, the earth, and either the moon or a planet: Syzygy in the sun-earth-moon system occurs at the time of full moon and new moon.
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There's going to be a syzygy Wednesday night. All the planets banded together on the same side of the sun.


Several syzygies can be observed in the movie "2001." In the real universe, the Earth, Moon and Sun must be in syzygy for an eclipse of the Sun or Moon to take place.



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