I’ve always had this insane theory that when the moon is full, or nearly is, people spontaneously go insane. Now, before you dismiss me as insane, allow me to explain.
My theory stems from the fact that the moon, next to the sun, has the most significant gravitational impact on everything earthly, thus explaining tides, for instance. Also, I think the human body is wired to react and repulse like a magnet. Maybe it’s something in the blood? Some time back in high school, we used these big-ass magnets for a lab experiment and for some reason I tried moving it over my heart a couple of times. I remember that my heart either skipped beats or accelerated, all dependent on how close the magnet was to it. I think I came by the idea to perform this stupidity when magnet bracelets had its popularity stint back then. It amused and freaked me at the same time, but the point here is, does that mean people are, well, magnetic?
If indeed, we are, I felt it was sufficient to say that when the moon is particularly low over the horizon, extra bright, extra full, and extra big (or something), it has some sort of effect on our psyche? Maybe the gravity inspires something in us into action, or feeling, or disposition. But I have noticed people acting slightly more out-of-character under such an influence.
I may be crazy and under-researched but everyone thought Copernicus was bonkers when he said that the Sun was in the middle of the Solar System. I’m sure knowledge of this kind won’t help mankind, but it does make for interesting beer-talk, or something. The next time you go out in public and notice that people are acting weird, check on Luna, maybe? :)