Syzygy

Claire Elizabeth Q
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syzygy

1.
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.
2.
Classical Prosody.  a group or combination of two feet,sometimes restricted to a combination of two feet ofdifferent kinds.
3.
any two related things, either alike or opposite.

I mostly know this one from astronomy. Eclipses are a kind of syzygy, as are transits and occultations. The etymology is from the Greek syzygos (σύζυγος) meaning "yoked together", apparently.
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Claire Elizabeth Q
Claire Elizabeth Q
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