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Syzygy (sĭz’ə-jē)

n. pl. syz·y·gies

In broadest terms, Syzygy (IPA: /ˈsɪzɪʤi/) is a kind of unity, especially through coordination or alignment, most commonly used in the astronomical and/or astrological sense. Syzygy is derived from the Late Latin syzygia, “conjunction,” from the Greek σύζυγος (syzygos).

In astronomy, a syzygy is the alignment of three or more celestial bodies in the same gravitational system along a straight line. The word is usually used in context with the Sun, Earth, and 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. The term is also applied to each instance of New Moon or Full Moon when Sun and Moon are in conjunction or opposition, even though they are not precisely on one line with the Earth . . .

(information obtained from dictionary.com and wikipedia.org)

2 Responses to “The Name”

  1. John Macdonald-Brown says:


    Some great friends of mine did this a few years ago and I was lucky enough to join them for a few passages…..

    Thought you might like to know that yours is not the only yacht called Syzygy…we have a Swan 36 which goes by the same name!

    Good sailing!

  2. Peggy Wood says:

    Love othe name, hurray for your courage to take this journey when you are young and able…You will learn so much about yourselves, and each other. It will no doubt cement your love of sailing or lack thereof. I am more interested in power boats, but I appreciate the allure of your journey. Travel in Faith, Hope and Love of your family and friends here on land.



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