Os and Oos, ‘Syzygy: Transit’, 2011, Roehrs & Boetsch
Os and Oos, ‘Syzygy: Transit’, 2011, Roehrs & Boetsch
Os and Oos, ‘Syzygy: Transit’, 2011, Roehrs & Boetsch
Os and Oos, ‘Syzygy: Transit’, 2011, Roehrs & Boetsch
Os and Oos, ‘Syzygy: Transit’, 2011, Roehrs & Boetsch
Os and Oos, ‘Syzygy: Transit’, 2011, Roehrs & Boetsch

syz·y·gy [siz-i-jee] In astronomy, a syzygy is a straight line configuration of three celestial bodies in a gravitational system. The word is often used in reference to the Sun, the Earth and either the Moon or a planet, where the latter is in conjunction or opposition. Solar and lunar eclipses occur at times of syzygy, as do transits and occultations.

A transit occurs when an apparently smaller body passes in front of an apparently larger one.

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