did you know...(no.8)

... tonight is the lenten moon? well you do now!

i actually got this fact from a really cool allotment blog called bean sprouts.

basically this is the reason why easter is so early. easter sunday must fall on the first sunday after the first full moon after the equinox. as the equinox was yesterday and the full moon is tonight then this sunday is easter sunday! easy hey?

also (bonus 'did you know' coming up!) this easter is only one day short of the earliest that is possible (22nd march). however, this won't happen until the year 2285 and it won't be on 23rd march again until 2160.