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syzygy[ siz-i-jee ]SHOW IPA
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noun, plural syz·y·gies.
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.
Classical Prosody. a group or combination of two feet, sometimes restricted to a combination of two feet of different kinds.
any two related things, either alike or opposite.

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

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Syzygy in the sun-earth-moon system occurs at the time of full moon and new moon.


More precisely, I would interject, it’s at the time of a lunar or solar eclipse. We’re living in three-space, after all.
 
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