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Old Dec 12th 2008, 7:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Squirty Cream View Post
I just saw that on BBC World

That just confirms it then, the moon is responsible for my weird mood for the past few days.

Since the moon also controls the tides and humans consist mainly of water, it would make sense that we are affected in some way.
If I want to see the moon, I look outside the window or stand on the balcony...never needed BBC or the internet to tell me if it was full or close...
I'm also one of those who wets his finger to know where the wind is blowing from...
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I lose the plot 9 days a week...
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Old Dec 13th 2008, 6:34 am
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Originally Posted by Squirty Cream View Post
Since the moon also controls the tides and humans consist mainly of water, it would make sense that we are affected in some way.
O dear, you really need to work on that reading material pet.
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Old Dec 13th 2008, 6:39 am
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Does the moon affect your mood?
Not at all...

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Old Dec 13th 2008, 8:53 am
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Kinora, last nite I said no the moon didn't affect one's mood.

After reading all the Polls............I change my mind-never realized just how many must be baying at the Moon.
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Old Dec 13th 2008, 6:16 pm
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Kinora, last nite I said no the moon didn't affect one's mood.

After reading all the Polls............I change my mind-never realized just how many must be baying at the Moon.
The moon look MASSIVE tonight, and I'm not talking about Karlos' arse either, seemed huge.
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Old Dec 13th 2008, 6:17 pm
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Is it a full moon, I was just walking the dogs and it looks like one - could explain why I've felt like crap for the last few days.
The moon, affect my mood, not at aaaaawwl!
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..er...I think the full moon may have impinged upon both Dutchie and Confucius in the Meanest Poster 2008 poll thread
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..er...I think the full moon may have impinged upon both Dutchie and Confucius in the Meanest Poster 2008 poll thread
Dutchie is just bitter that I put his name as one of the contenders in Meanest Poster...What with baseball bats and all...
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O dear, you really need to work on that reading material pet.
Mock me if you will! I know when my mood goes even weirder than usual that it's the moon. Besides which I am a Cancerian and my rising sign is the moon, it's all linked in.

I have a great new book - Affirmations, have you perchance read it?
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Default Re: Does the moon affect your mood?

I dunno, but wouldn't it be nicer to have 2 full moons that just 1?
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Old Dec 13th 2008, 9:35 pm
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Mock me if you will! I know when my mood goes even weirder than usual that it's the moon. Besides which I am a Cancerian and my rising sign is the moon, it's all linked in.
I'm skeptical, humans look for patterns and often they don't seem to exist what put under a form of statistical analysis. Often mentioning an obserable phenomenon to people will get them to notice a pattern, such as if I say that women with long, dark flowing hair seem to be of a more serious temprement than those with short of curly hair you would probably start to notice this more (and perhaps adjust your behavior pattern accordingly?).

Great for "cold reading" people and spiritual healing sessions where any obserable effect is actually in the mind of a party being conned .

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I have a great new book - Affirmations, have you perchance read it?
No?
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Old Dec 14th 2008, 6:33 pm
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Earth enjoys full moon close-up


The moon will appear high in the night sky

A full moon has occurred closer to the Earth than it has done at any time for the past 15 years.

The Moon's elliptical orbit means its distance from the Earth is not constant.

It was a little over 350,000km away as it passed over the northern hemisphere, about 30,000km closer than usual.

Astronomers said the moon would appear brighter and larger than usual, but the sky in the UK was almost completely covered by cloud.

Closest path

Friday's full moon was predicted to appear up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full moons this year, according to Nasa.

The Moon's orbit is elliptical, meaning it does not follow a circular but rather an oval path.

It has reached the point where this oval orbit is nearest to the Earth.

"It's only every few years that a full moon happens to coincide with the part of the Moon's orbit when its closest to the Earth," said Marek Kukula, an astronomer at the UK's Royal Observatory.

The moon appears largest as it rises and sets, but this is a psychological illusion, Dr Kukula said.

"When it's close to the horizon, our brain interprets it as being bigger than it actually is, this is called the moon illusion," he said.

"The size may be striking when it's near the horizon," said Robert Massey of the UK Royal Astronomical Society.

However, he cautioned against expecting too much.

"The Moon may be brighter and may appear somewhat larger, but it's really quite hard for the eye to notice the difference; the eye will compensate for the extra brightness, it's not like going from night to day," said Dr Massey.

The Moon's brightness varies throughout its annual cycle, during the mid-winter in the northern hemisphere it can appear brighter simply because it is higher in the sky.
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The moon look MASSIVE tonight, and I'm not talking about Karlos' arse either, seemed huge.
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Default Re: Does the moon affect your mood?

'The moon appears largest as it rises and sets, but this is a psychological illusion, Dr Kukula said.'

No it isn't; it's an optical illusion.
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