paschal full moon


Definition of paschal full moon

: the 14th day of a lunar month occurring on or next after March 21 according to a fixed set of ecclesiastical calendar rules and without regard to the real moon

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Recent Examples on the Web Easter always occurs on the first Sunday after the paschal full Moon, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Here's How the Date of Easter Is Determined Each Year," 22 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of paschal full moon

1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Paschal full moon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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