In 18th century England, people on trial for murder could campaign for a lighter sentence on grounds of lunacy if the crime concurred under a full moon. Interesting fact. In the 1820’s, astronomer, Franz von Paula Gruithuisen claimed entire cities existed on the moon. ??? No one believed him, yet a lunar crater was named after him. The greatest hoax, in my opinion, was the secret Nazi base during WWII on the moon or the other crazy notion that the moon is actually a hollowed out spaceship.
Did you know in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef that coral mate during the full moon? Deer and other herbivores tend to ovulate during the phase of the full moon. Is it any wonder that women have their menses during that time?
The moon does guide the ebbs and flow of the tides. Fact. Yet, it’s fun to believe the cycles of the moon are important to magical workings and all the silly myths out there.