Syzygy

Turning off lights on Earth Hour, I go to the terrace.

I admire the beauty of the full moon, thinking about the billion-year-old firefly that lights it, standing on Earth.

Moon Love


EARTH HOUR

Earth Hour, organized by World Wide Fund for Nature, is a global grassroots movement uniting people to take action on environmental issues and protect the planet. Engaging a massive mainstream community, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights out event in Sydney, Australia in 2007.

It is an annual event held towards the end of March every year when people across the globe turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a commitment towards a better future.

Yes, it makes a difference.

SYZYGY

Syzygy isn’t something that’s related only to astronomy. I browsed to find details on the word’s origin and got to know that the term got associated with astronomy only after a century of its origin.

➟ Initially, in English, it was applied to conjunctions. I’m unaware of how they used it. Also, there is phonetic syzygy used in poetry, which has slight differences to alliterations.

➟ Then, it was used in astronomy to denote a roughly straight-line configuration of three or more celestial bodies in a gravitational system.

➟ In zoology, a syzygy is used to denote the pairing of chromosomes; the association of two protozoa end-to-end or laterally for the purpose of asexual exchange of genetic material; or, the conjunction of two organs or organisms by close adhesion and partial concrescence, without loss of their identity, also the thing so formed, or the resulting conformation.

➟ Syzygy also has usage in mathematics. As the basis of modern algebraic geometry, there exists a fundamental theorem called “Hilbert’s syzygy theorem”. It is about polynomial rings over fields.

Meaning:

  • concrescencegrowing together of parts originally separate.

References:


Special thanks to ‘Kitty Verses’ poem on Light for the inspiration to the prompt on Syzygy!

The photograph above is close to my heart. I was randomly clicking on the full moon in 2013 and got to see light in the form of a tiny heart in it.


This is in response to the ‘Weekend Writing Prompt’ by Sammi Cox. The word prompt for this week is ‘Syzygy’, and the challenge is to limit a piece of prose or poem to exactly 30 words.

Going by the rules, the prompt word can even be in the title, not having to count towards the word-count total.


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26 Comments Add yours

  1. HappySoul says:

    Good amount of research there 😊great take !!
    The tiny heart makes the pic so beautiful 😍

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks a lot, Happy Soul! 😊

      Indeed, it felt like a wonder. I was literally over the moon as a school-going girl back then. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Very interesting Post, Anisha. I always like to build my vocabulary!

    Cheryl

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thank you very much, Mam!

      I’m happy to know that this contributed to your vocabulary. ❣

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Wonderful take and the pics r just awesome

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks a lot, Arshnoor!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. kittysverses says:

    Thanks a lot for the mention, Anisha. Thank you for the mind blowing information on the word, syzygy, truly a revelation. Brilliant photo and a beautiful post. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anisha says:

      I’m thankful to your poem for the idea. It sparked suddenly when I read the words – light, fireflies and radiance. I was thinking hard for this prompt. It’s my pleasure totally!

      I’m glad to share the information I read. Thanks a lot for your compliment, Aishwarya! 😊

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      1. kittysverses says:

        I’m happy to hear this Anisha, thank you. And I’m glad you shared information about the word, it was an interesting and informative read. 🙂

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  5. Era says:

    Wow, fantastic, loved your explanation at the end 💙

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks a lot, Era! 💙

      Regarding the explanation, all credits go to the references. ☺

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Era says:

        Hehe , but it’s your hard work to search them
        My pleasure 🤗🤗

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thank you, Akshita!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Harsh says:

    I did the same research about this word.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anisha says:

      That’s interesting, Harsh! We’ve had similar flow of thoughts.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Harsh says:

        We surely had!

        Liked by 1 person

  7. You left a beautiful quote on my blog, and you’ve provided one of your own at the head of your post!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks a lot for this wonderful compliment, Mr. Keith!

      Like

  8. judeitakali says:

    A beautiful word wholesomely described, Anisha

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anisha says:

      It’s good to know you enjoyed the read. Thanks, Jude!

      Like

  9. I loved your take and the info about the different meanings. You’ve put a lot of effort into this post. Well done, Anisha ♥️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anisha says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed the read, and found it informative. Thank you, Shweta! ❣

      Liked by 1 person

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