Questions tagged [moon]

The only natural satellite of the earth, visible (chiefly at night) by reflected light from the sun. Use this tag for questions about the moon specifically in any regard, and for questions about the lunar landings.

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Has man walked on the Moon?

Is there any concrete, solid proof of this space odyssey? Is there a way that I personally have a look a it? Let's say, with a nice telescope ?
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Are more babies born during full moons?

I've heard from multiple sources -- a simple google search will confirm -- that significantly more babies are born during full moon periods. Are there any studies supporting or disputing the ...
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Does planting during different lunar phases affect growth?

I have recently had some potatoes that were said to benefit from being planted at an advantageous time because of the lunar cycle. I had never heard of such a thing, but apparently "it is quite ...
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Are more crimes committed during a full moon?

It is a common belief that more crime is committed during a full moon. I rationalised this by assuming criminals used the increased moon light to aid them in their criminal activities with out really ...
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Is the human menstrual cycle related to the lunar cycle?

I've heard that the female menstrual cycle follows a pattern of the lunar cycle, mostly as an evolutionary adaptation so that menstruation (and hence detectability by predators because of the smell of ...
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Is the Moon young?

According to Dr. Thomas G. Barnes the Moon is much younger than claimed by the mainstream scientific community, by many orders of magnitude. The Giant impact hypothesis, one of the primary ...
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Do Qur'an verse counts correspond to the moon landing date and take-off time from the surface of moon?

There are claims that not just the event itself, but the time of the first moon landing coincided with a prophecy about the moon in the Qur'an. This page claims a match with the year 1969: One of ...
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Did the moon's tidal effect sink the Titanic?

I came across an absurd title on MailOnline, "Did the MOON sink the Titanic? Freak tides caused icebergs to fill shipping lanes 100 years ago," where a claim is made: The 'once-in-many-lifetimes' ...
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Are farmers' lunar almanacs effective?

Lunar farmers' almanacs are calendars which give advice on agriculture based on the phase of the moon. One such example is this site: The Farmers Almanac Gardening by the Moon Calendar is determined ...
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Is our moon moving away from earth?

I was reading articles on the Moon and I came across this article which states that the Moon moves away from Earth at the rate of 2.5 CM/Year whereas in the other article it states that it moves away ...
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Do people with mental illnesses feel the effect more during the full moon?

I have heard many times before that people with mental disorders become hyperactive during the full moon. I have never believed it, but has there been any scientific study carried out to prove it one ...
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