Richard Nolle in 1979 and is defined as:
This led me to wonder why the world, in general, seems a little bit crazier during the time of a full moon. Studies have been done and there is no concrete correlation between the full moon and the way people, and animals, act but sometimes, the evidence speaks for itself. After all, the word lunatic is derived from luna which is the Latin name for the word moon. During my research, I came across a few things that are worth noting:...a new or full moon which occurs with the Moon at or near its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit. In short, Earth, Moon and Sun are all in a line, with Moon in its nearest approach to Earth.
- Emergency room visits and traffic accidents are increased during a full moon.
- More crimes are committed during a full moon.
- People are more active during a full moon. The reasoning here is that the moon, which affects the ocean's tides, may have the same effect on humans as our bodies are made mostly of water.
- A Florida expert on animal behavior reported hamsters ran on their wheel far more aggressively during a full moon.
- Charles Hyde, a London man, went on a rampage and committed crimes at the time of a full moon. He was the inspiration to Robert Louis Stevenson who wrote the book The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde.
Have a crazy day!
R. K. Avery