When the Worlds Align!

I have been fortunate enough to have seen numerous syzygies in my life. Did you know that the Earth, Moon and Sun must be in syzygy for an eclipse of the Sun or Moon to take place?

syzygy

siz-i-jee \, noun;

1.  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.
2.  Classical Prosody. a group or combination of two feet, sometimes restricted to a combination of two feet of different kinds.
3.  any two related things, either alike or opposite.
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