That Word You Heard: Syzygy

“In 18 years precisely, a planets will align ever so nicely.” This informed rhyme from Disney’s Hercules was partial of a anticipation meant for Hades, God of a underworld. But it’s also flattering damn tighten to this word’s many common systematic definition: when one astronomical intent aligns with another. (The term, conspicuous SIZ-uh-jee, also pops adult in biology, math and psychology.) A informed instance of this materialisation is an eclipse. In fact, each obscure is a syzygy, though not all syzygies are eclipses — usually like a auspicious instance above, a tenure could be practical in situations where usually planets are in alignment.


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