What are the Moon phases and their influences on Earth?
The word "lunatic" derives from the latin word "luna," which means moon. The word "moon" itself comes from Anglo-Saxon; the modern English word "month" comes from "moonth," describing one cycle of the Moon's phases around the Earth. During full Moon nights, substantial sunlight is refected off the Moon surface towards the Earth, bright enough for people to be walking around in the middle of the night acting crazy. There are about 13 of these lunations, or full-moon periods during the course of a solar year. Only during a New (or Dark) Moon can a solar...
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