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Full Moons and Lunacy.

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Now that the supermoon has passed, here’s a reminder that there is scant evidence that full moons are associated with erratic, violent, or unusual behavior.

Dr. Chudler offers a brief summary of studies related to human behavior and full moons on his website and notes

Although most experiments fail to show a relationship between the phase of the moon and abnormal behavior, the belief in the “lunar effect” is still strong among many people.

Scientific American also published a piece about this a few years ago and concludes

… the lunar lunacy effect appears to be no better supported than is the idea that the moon is made of green cheese.