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Christmas On A Sunday, As In This Year, i.e., 2016, Is Not That Rare.

by Anura Guruge


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Yes, having Christmas fall on a Sunday, a day associated with Christian religious observations, does seem special — and it should be.

But, Christmas falling on a Sunday is NOT that rate.

We might NOT remember but it actually happened in 2011 & 2005. So that is 3 times in 12 years. That is, however, always not the case.

From 1900 to 1999 Christmas fell on a Sunday: 1904, 1910, 1921, 1927, 1932, 1938, 1949, 1955, 1966, 1983 & 1994.

From 2000 to 2099 Christmas fell or will fall on a Sunday: 2005, 2011, 2016, 2022, 2033, 2039, 2044, 2050, 2061, 2067, 2072, 2078, 2089 & 2095.

If you look at those years you will notice, if you study them, that there is both a 11-year and 6-year repeat cycle, in there. The 11-year repeat cycle is very common for anniversaries like this.

So most of us should enjoy 10 to 12 (and maybe more) Christmases on Sundays during a typical lifetime.

Enjoy. Merry Christmas.


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by Anura Guruge

Full Moon Falling On Christmas Day 2015 Is Rather Special — Next In 2034!

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Related Christmas posts:
>> Weekly calendar based on moon phases.
++ 2015: Easter & Passover on same weekend.

++ 2015: Father’s Day on Summer Solstice.

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Christmas this year, i.e., 2015, falls on the Full Moon.

This is rather special.
It does NOT happen as often as you think.

IF you have an exceptional memory for matters such as this you may believe that you actually remember this happening not that long ago — say 2004, 11 years ago. Actually the Full Moon in 2004 was on Boxing Day, i.e., December 26th, rather than the 25th.

The last time Christmas was on the Full Moon was in 1977.

Statistically a full moon will fall on a specific date, in this case Christmas, every 18.61 years. But Leap Years messes this up. Hence the 38 year gap in this case (essentially twice the ’19’ year gap).

The next Christmas on a Full Moon will be in 2034 — 19 years from now. Next one will be 2053.

So this is SPECIAL. Enjoy.


No Clouds Over New Hampshire For Sunday, September 27, 2015, Supermoon Eclipse.

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>> Supermoon eclipse, Sep. 27, 2015.

>> Next ‘Blood Red’ on April 4, 2015.
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Not looking good for New Hampshire.

>> October 8, 2014 lunar eclipse.

>> April 15 eclipse video.
>> April 15 eclipse images.

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For a welcome change the weather will cooperate
for Sunday, September 27, 2015
Supermoon Eclipse over New Hampshire.

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It is a Supermoon eclipse in that the Moon happens to be at its closest to Earth.

You can have Supermoons without there been an eclipse and eclipses without it being a Supermoon.

Supermoon eclipses are quite rare. The last was 33 years ago in 1982. The next is 18 years hence in 2033.

In addition to 1982, the other Supermoon eclipses since 1900 have been in 1910, 1928, 1946 & 1964.

Here is a GREAT NASA video about Supermoon eclipses that explain why they are rare (if you can’t visualize it yourself). Enjoy.

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Click to access video.


Another Meaningless, Totally Insignificant Friday The 13th. It Is Only Really ‘Fun’ When It Falls In October And You Happen To Be A ‘Knights Templar’ In Drag.

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Friday the 13th Post:
The significance
Sep. 13, 2013.


On average we get a Friday the 13th every 212 days.

We already had one this year in September.

We will have another one in June 2014.

Friday the 13th really ALL has to do with the Dissolution of the Knights Templar on Friday, October 13th, 1307. [See above post.]

So Friday the 13th in December is meaningless. Sorry.

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