On Mon, 21 Oct 2002, by way of Bill Tippett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Hi All,
> instead of a direct effect from low radiation, etc which is disproven
> the gravitational force of the moon affect the earths magnetic field
> aroural regions somehow ?? it does it to the oceans and folk !!
> Bob Parkes
Other than sailors and fishermen, claims that lunar tides have an effect
on people must be regarded as apocryphal at best ;-)
On the other hand atmospheric tides really do exist. And it would not be
unreasonable for the perturbations caused by lunar tides to have some
influence on the ionosphere.
However, if a tidal effect was at work then similar effects should be
seen when the moon is new as well as when it is full. This is by analogy
with ocean tides where the highest (spring) tides occur twice a month,
at both new & full moon, and not just at full moon.
Cheers & 73,
Michael Keane K1MK
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