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


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

syzygy (siz-i-jee)


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

Definitions for syzygy

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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.

Citations for syzygy

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.

Where am I going? And why am I in this hand basket!!!?

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