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Easter's early arrival: How the Moon shapes the date

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Easter's early arrival: How the Moon shapes the date

This month, depending on which time zone you live in, the vernal equinox (the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere) occurred either on March 19 or March 20. The moon was full on Wednesday (March 23). It was the first one of spring, so it was called the Paschal Moon. This year, if you have not already noticed, Easter is going to arrive rather early: Sunday, March 27. The date of Easter has a curious link to the moon's phases. In fact, Easter will slip into April for the next eight years. Not until the year 2024 will...

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