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March 29 2013

How an ancient astronomical error affects Easter


CBC

How a misunderstanding of astronomy can make us wait up to a month to celebrate Easter.

Easter weekend brings a lot of things to mind religion, family, food, bunnies and Easter eggs, to name a few. The moon usually isn't on that list, but it actually has a big influence over the date on which the holiday weekend falls.

In fact, an ancient misunderstanding of astronomy can make us wait up to a month to celebrate Easter, depending on the year.

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