Synod of Whitby
the synod held in 664 at Whitby at which the Roman date for Easter was accepted and the Church in England became aligned with Rome
Why is this weekend’s full moon (the flower moon) so unusual?
When an exceptional full moon peeks out of the sky on Saturday morning, a whole host of lunar vocabulary will come with it. It’s no coincidence that the word “moon” looks like “month.” They share a Germanic base — plus, the moon’s cycle resets itself on average every 29.53 days. The period of time between new moons is known as the synodic month. (A new …
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