What is syzygy?

1 Answer
Jan 25, 2015

A syzygy is a conjunction or opposition, especially of the moon with the sun.

A syzygy is a noun, this is important to understand.

When scientists talk about a syzygy, they are usually referring to planetary movements. Specifically the lining up of planets or moons in orbit.


Generally a syzygy is used in terms of a planet and its moons.