There are many who swear that the lunar cycle affects how they feel. They feel out of balance when there is a full moon.
Studies are conflicting – some indicate a change in human behaviour around a full moon, but then other studies trying to replicate the results fail to do so. There seems to be little argument that some animals’ behaviour is influenced by lunar phases – and that the quality of human sleep is effected (although the test group was extremely small).
In 2007, police in Sussex, England declared that around a full moon there was more violent crime and that more police officers would be deployed around a full moon. Hospitals report increased incidents around the appearance of a full moon.
I have no idea whether the moon really effects us as human beings – some months I am convinced it does, others I don’t even consider the moon as responsible for the chaos and inexplicable tantrums in our house…… but I do know the moon is beautiful. Simply breathtakingly beautiful.
This is a picture my husband took hanging out of our bathroom window of the blood moon a few weeks ago.