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Community Board 1:

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49-51 Chambers Street, Room 715, New York, NY 10007

Phone: 212-442-5050

Noah Pfefferblit, District Manager

Evan Lacher, Community Liaison

Lucy Acevedo, Community Coordinator

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phone: (212) 417-2000

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EYES TO THE SKY  

April 4 - 17, 2015

 

Paschal Moon — Passover, Easter and Spring Stargazing

 
















Each year, the dates of Passover and Easter are determined by the date of the first full moon after the vernal equinox, known as the paschal moon in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Passover begins on the day of the paschal moon, whereas Easter is observed on the first Sunday following the full moon that follows the equinox.

 

This year the equinox was March 20th. The first day of Passover is Saturday, April 4th, when the moon becomes full at 8:05am EDT. The first Passover Seder is celebrated Friday evening the 3rd because the Jewish calendar date begins at sundown of the preceding night. Easter Sunday is April 5th, the first Sunday after the first full moon after the equinox. Before the advent of ecclesiastical calendars the dating of these holidays was primarily based on astronomical observations and could change in response to the harvest of the spring season’s crops in the Near East. Currently, the rare date that varies from the vernal equinox formula is dictated by an ecclesiastical calendar.

 


The New York Amateur Astronomy Association (NYAAA) opens its downtown stargazing season on the High Line, 10th Avenue near the 14th Street entrance, on April 7th at dusk, that’s about 8 o’clock. The season runs every Tuesday through the end of October. Daylight stargazing — safe solar viewing — takes place on the High Line beginning at 6pm of the first Tuesday of the month starting in May. Professionals and knowledgeable volunteers conduct observing both naked eye and with telescopes for AAA members and the public. The organization has a full schedule of opportunities to engage in astronomy at many locations throughout the city. For up-to-date information, go to http://www.aaa.org/

 

Judy Isacoff

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