Spring and the Lunar Calendar

(Photo by Flickr User: notionscapital)

The lunar calendar has a lot to do with spring religious holidays, such as Easter. Part of why Easter has a direct connection to the lunar calendar is so we can get a better fix on when Easter is actually going to occur.  Regardless of any holiday celebrations, spring is coming and you can get excited about the time change happening on Saturday. Congress has approved this change in daylight saving time in an effort to conserve energy.  Also, the story behind the earth-like Extrasolar planet Gliese 581g, now you see it now to don’t. And don’t miss what’s in the night sky this week, mercury being a highlight. All this and more on this week’s Sky Talk.[audio: st20110307.mp3]

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