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 2008-03-23, 09:01 #1 xilman Bamboozled!     "πΊππ·π·π­" May 2003 Down not across 101011000100102 Posts I'm Dreaming of a White Easter My dreams have come true. It's snowing heavily here in south Cambridgeshire. Only 2-3cm has settled so far, but seeing all the bamboos covered in snow is an unusual, not to say slightly exotic sight. Paul
 2008-03-23, 09:59 #2 henryzz Just call me Henry     "David" Sep 2007 Cambridge (GMT/BST) 2·2,969 Posts i woke up this morning to snow as well it is sadly beginning to melt though Happy Easter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2008-03-23, 11:21   #3
Xyzzy

Aug 2002

22×2,089 Posts

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computus

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 The calculations for the date of Easter are somewhat complicated. In the Western Church, Easter has not fallen on the earliest of the 35 possible dates, March 22, since 1818, and will not do so again until 2285. It will, however, fall on March 23 in 2008, but will not do so again until 2160. Easter last fell on the latest possible date, April 25, in 1943 and will next fall on that date in 2038. However, it will fall on April 24, just one day before this latest possible date, in 2011. The cycle of Easter dates repeats after exactly 5,700,000 years, with April 19 being the most common date, happening 220,400 times, or 3.9% compared to a median for all dates of 189,525 times, or 3.3%.

2008-03-23, 12:13   #4
Richard Cameron

Mar 2005

AA16 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Xyzzy The cycle of Easter dates repeats after exactly 5,700,000 years...
I've read this before -tho possibly only in the same article- and wondered what 'exactly 5,700,000 years' means: i don't think the number of leap years required over spans of tens of thousands of years can be meaningfully computed. I'll check some different sources.

Richard

2008-03-23, 12:22   #5
rogue

"Mark"
Apr 2003
Between here and the

145038 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by xilman My dreams have come true. It's snowing heavily here in south Cambridgeshire. Only 2-3cm has settled so far, but seeing all the bamboos covered in snow is an unusual, not to say slightly exotic sight. Paul
We about 16 inches of snow here on Friday (Franklin, WI, USA). Oddly enough this year both Ash Wednesday and Good Friday services were cancelled at church due to snow. We had 10 inches of snow on Ash Wednesday. As of today, the Milwaukee area has had about 96 inches of snow during the season, more than 50 inches above average and 13 inches short of the all time record going back about 140 years.

 2008-03-24, 04:14 #6 ixfd64 Bemusing Prompter     "Danny" Dec 2002 California 23×3×101 Posts Lucky you. It almost never snows here in the Bay Area.
 2008-03-24, 06:44 #7 Andi47     Oct 2004 Austria 2×17×73 Posts Here, about 50 kilometers south of Vienna, 1.5 cm snow has settled overnight.
2008-03-24, 17:56   #8
ewmayer
2ω=0

Sep 2002
RepΓΊblica de California

22·3·7·139 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by xilman seeing all the bamboos covered in snow is an unusual, not to say slightly exotic sight.
It's meteorological panda-monium! As in, "snow, shoots and leaves".

 2008-03-24, 19:39 #9 FactorEyes     Oct 2006 vomit_frame_pointer 23·32·5 Posts Southern California snow has melted It saddens me to report: No snow at sea level here in Southern California at this time.

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