Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Astro Word of the Day: Syzygy


One of the few English words that do not have a vowel, syzygy is the positioning of three heavenly bodies along a straight line, like what happens during solar and lunar eclipses. Transits and occultations, as well as planets in conjunction or opposition are also considered as syzygies. The word is of Greek origin, which means “yoked together.”

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