Word of the week: Syzygy

Syzygy  (noun)
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“Yes, this is a real word – and it doesn’t contain a single vowel. Admittedly, you might not use it very often because it refers to a very specific thing. Wikipedia says that it is: ‘a straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies in a gravitational system’. And I mention this (thanks Dean for the reminder), because we have a special kind of ‘supermoon’ happening on November 14. It will be the closest full moon to Earth since 1948. And when the moon, earth and sun are lined up like that, that’s an example of a syzygy! (An eclipse is another example.)”

To hear Valerie and Allison chat more about this and more on the world of writing, blogging and publishing, check out this week’s podcast episode.


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