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Interesting trivia about Easter 2008 Options
RaucousReg
Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2009 9:37:39 PM

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I'm (very) slow getting round to reading my emails so it's taken over a year to get around to this one!


"Easter 2008"

Here's a little "tidbit" you may not know about Easter:

Easter is early this year. Easter is always the 1st Sunday after the 1st full Moon after the Spring Equinox (which is March 20). This dating of Easter is based on the lunar calendar that Hebrew people used to identify Passover, which is why it moves around on our Roman calendar.

Based on the above, Easter can actually be one day earlier (March 22) but that is pretty rare.

Here's the interesting info. This year is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see the rest of our lives! And only the most elderly of our population has ever seen it this early (95 years old or above!). And none of us have ever, or will ever, see it a day earlier!

Here are the facts:
1) The next time Easter will be this early (March 23) will be the year 2228 (220 years from now). The last time it was this early was 1913 (so if you're 95 or older, you are the only ones that were around for that!).

2) The next time it will be a day earlier, March 22, will be in the Year 2285 (277 years from now). The last time it was on March 22 was 1818.

So, no one alive today has or will ever see it any earlier than this year
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Even allowing for the slight inaccuracy about the dating of Easter this is interesting. (Dating of Easter is based on what is, I believe, called the Ecclesiastical Equinox and the Ecclesiastical Full Moon, these are pre-determined and avoid problems associated with changes in dates owing to the earth's rotation.)

namaste
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2009 11:52:52 AM
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Interesting considering the lack of rain last year
warrenselby-jones
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 10:52:26 AM
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Reg,
please do not open any more of your emails in case they contain similiar information which you have supplied us with ?????????!!!!!!!!!! Some information we need to know, others it's better not to know!!!!! All the best Wazza.
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