23 March 2008

Easter!



Happy Easter to all. You may be thinking to yourself, "Easter is in March this year. How weird. How do they calculate this holiday anyway?" Let me tell you: Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox. The aim of the Easter dating method is to maintain, for each Easter Sunday, the same season of the year and the same relationship to the preceding astronomical full moon that occurred at the time of Christ's resurrection in 30 A.D. There you have it.

You might be interested to know that the last time Easter was on March 23rd was in 1913 and the next time will be in 2160. So basically, today is pretty historical.


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2 comments:

Yaj said...

Is that photo what they mean when someone is said to be "big headed?"

rachel tanner said...

Christian, you officially made my day. I always thought Easter was in April, so I got confused this year. I never knew there could even be an Easter on March 23, 1913. So, our Easter yesterday was historic? Wooowwww, that's amazing. Keep up the good work!

P.S. You don't have a big head.(: