Astronomical and Biblical clues indicate that the crucifixion of Jesus Christ took place on April 3 in the year 33 A.D., according to a University of Minnesota professor. Countless inquires have suggested that the crucifixion took place between the years 29 and 33, and astronomers have determined that only the years 30 and 33 would match Biblical statements that Jesus died on Friday followed by Passover, celebrated on the first full moon of the spring. "The crucifixion, therefore, would habe to have taken place either on Friday, April 7, A.D. 30, or on Friday, April 3, A.D. 33," Prof. Karlis Kaufmanis says. "There are not other possible dates." Since it is generally agreed that Jesus was baptized in the spring of 298 and it is difficult to believe his numerous trips and extensive work could have been accomplished in a year or less, Kaufmanis believes the crucifixion must have been in 33. He says astronomical evidence also supports this. While the "darkness" referred to in the Gospel according to St. Matthew could not have been a solar eclipse, he says, "astronomical calculations confirm that a partial eclipse of the moon did take place on the evening of April 3 in the year 33."