Happy Easter

One of life’s little factoids I love knowing is that Easter is scheduled for the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Vernal equinox.  Of course, when figuring out the date of Easter in future years, it’s a lot easier to google “Easter 2014.”  Anyway, when thinking about next year it got me to wondering about the range of possible dates for Easter, as it is definitely on the early side this year and the last side next year.  The Census Bureau  of all organizations, actually put together a cool chart of how often Easter falls on any given day.  This year’s March 31, is among the more common dates, accounting for 4.4% of Easters. It’s only been 11 years since the last one and another 11 years till a March 31 Easter.  Meanwhile, between 1600 and 2099, March 24 gets only two Easters.  Anyway, pretty cool.  Happy Easter should it apply to you (and if not, just enjoy your Sunday)

Easter Bunnies - Assorted.  My butt hurts

 

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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