8 Truths and Myths About the Full Moon

With so many claims about the moon’s influence over everything from menstrual cycles to rainfall, SciShow is here to set the record straight with these 8 truths and myths about our moon.

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10 Comments:

  1. Why are there ovaries in the thumbnail?

  2. For truth about the moon c Crrow777, and Alien Hunter and BruceSwartz. The moon ship does not rotate on it’s axis so we never see the back side, it rings like a bell, craft have been caught flying all around it. The moon gives off dangerous gamma radiation on the 5 days around the full moon when it is closer to Earth. They are grossly lying about the moon!!!

  3. Your Batman symbol is wrong in the thumbnail….

  4. Francisco Scherer

    Astrology 😛

  5. The polarization is strong in this one …

  6. What did I see in the thumbnail…?

  7. Theres old archey

  8. This Truths/Myths layout was really fun! Thanks for all your hard work on it!

  9. Worked in Psych unit for a decade and the full moon caused clients chemical balance and behavior changes. So i think your wrong.?

  10. Ancient man used to hunt during full moon, rather than sleep.
    There’s a lot of science proving the tidal effect on the water in our bodies during full moon. It amplifies emotions. That’s why it’s called a Hunter’s moon and a Lover’s moon. New moon does also, but rather than be prone to aggression – it’s depression.
    And, because full moon can increase blood pressure (tidal effect), there are surgeons who refuse to operate during full moon because of the possibility of excessive blood loss. So some of your myths, not so much.

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