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Old Apr 21 2009, 09:21 AM   #1
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Just a bit of idle wondering: Is it ever stated in the Crystal Singer books how long it is between Passovers? Are they once a year? Once every 18 months? Or more irregular intervals?

Because crystal singers loose their sense of time I suppose it didn't seem that important to state a figure like this, but I wouldn't mind finding out.
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Old Apr 21 2009, 07:43 PM   #2
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I seem to remember that it's to do with coinciding conjuctions of Ballybran's moons so I suspect that it's irregular in terms of solar years.

Not sure of frequency; I'd have to re-read with that in mind.
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Old Apr 22 2009, 10:06 AM   #3
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I have some idea that the intervals between aren't the same each time, but there should be some pattern to them, much like we have a pattern for eclipses here on earth. But we only have three bodies to deal with and the Ballybran system would have five!

I suppose I'll have to use my knowledge of earth-moon eclipses to reconstruct the Ballybran system then?
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Old Apr 24 2009, 01:45 PM   #4
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I used to have a link to a site that let me create a calendar with any number of moons and their phases. But I lost it, and I don't know if I can find it again now that the Irony Games site is gone.
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Old Apr 24 2009, 08:40 PM   #5
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Huh, for some reason I'd always thought it was once a year. Silly unobservant me...
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Old Apr 25 2009, 01:32 AM   #6
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Because Passover here on Earth is once a year, perhaps?
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