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Proof the Moon influences the weather (slightly)

2 Feb 2016, 19:42 UTC
Proof the Moon influences the weather (slightly)
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The Moon influences the tides, controls the biological cycles of certain creatures, and of course, werewolves*. But, for the first time, it has been shown by Tsubasa Kohyama and John M. Wallace that Earth's nearest neighbour can exert control ovr the weather. Specifically their investigations have found that the Moon influences rain fall, in a small but definite way. "As far as I know, this is the first study to convincingly connect the tidal force of the moon with rainfall," said Kohyama.Yep, you an now literally blame he rain on the Moon. Well...one drop in every hundred, at least.The way it works is down to gravity, and is not a million miles away from ow tides work: When the Moon is overhead, its gravity causes Earth's atmosphere to bulge toward it, like a tide of air, so the pressure of the atmosphere on that side of the planet goes up. Higher pressure increases the temperature of air near the surface. Since warmer air can hold more moisture this makes rain - which happens when the air has too much water - harder to form.Filled to capacity.....The effect is measurable, but, today, very small. "No one should carry an umbrella just ...

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