Moon's Effect on Atlantic Hurricanes
Here's an interesting analogy: the moon is to hurricanes as snow is to D.C. traffic accidents.
Intrigued? After analyzing Atlantic hurricanes that occurred between 1950 and 2007, University of New Orleans professor Peter Yaukey recently concluded that hurricanes form and intensify more often following a new moon than during other phases of the lunar cycle.
What is the reason behind this identified trend? Is the same true before 1950 and for cyclones in other parts of the world? These and other questions remain unanswered and subjects for future investigation.
Check out this article for more details about the study.
| March 9, 2009; 1:00 PM ET
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