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SouthCoastToday.com (blog)

SouthCoastToday.com (blog)
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:51:17 -0700

The date of Easter is calculated as the first Sunday after the first full moon after the equinox. The mathematics requires the analysis of both a lunar orbit and a completely independent solar orbit. Using the idea of least common multiple, we can ...

Space.com

Space.com
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 04:45:00 -0800

This is also the Paschal Full Moon — the first full moon of the spring season. The first Sunday following the Paschal Moon is Easter Sunday, which indeed will be observed the very next day on Sunday, April 5. Full Flower Moon, May 3, 11:42 p.m. EDT ...
 
Space.com
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:17:38 -0800

In 2014 this is also the Paschal Full Moon; the first full moon of the spring season. The first Sunday following the Paschal Moon is Easter Sunday, which indeed will be observed five days later on Sunday, April 20. This full moon will also undergo a ...

The Independent

St. Albert Leader
Fri, 03 Apr 2015 08:00:00 -0700

Many people believe Easter is always celebrated the Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal or Spring equinox, which is considered the Paschal Full Moon. (Equinox, you may remember from school, is the time when the earth is tilted ...
 
Space.com
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 10:54:14 -0700

The first full moon of spring, however, is usually designated as the Paschal Full Moon or the Paschal Term. Traditionally, Easter is observed on the Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon. So if the Paschal Moon occurs on a Sunday, Easter is the following ...

mirror.co.uk

mirror.co.uk
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:43:25 -0700

Based on the paschal full moon, it was decided by the bishops that Easter Day would fall on the next full moon after the spring equinox. This was because Easter must fall on a Sunday as it was the day of Christ's Resurrection. The paschal full moon was ...

Lancaster Eagle Gazette

Lancaster Eagle Gazette
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:08:27 -0700

We did a comprehensive job of celebrating Easter this year. Easter Observance 1, in Lancaster, addressed the first Easter celebration, the one that The Council of Nicaea (A.D. 325) decreed on the Sunday following the paschal full moon, which is the ...

Western Journalism

Western Journalism
Fri, 03 Apr 2015 12:35:55 -0700

The short explanation, roughly speaking, is that Easter is celebrated on the Sunday following the Paschal Full Moon. Whether celebrated for its theological implications, or its secular treats, Easter represents new life and resurrection, as the ...
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