On the night of August 11-12, the silver globe will shine exceptionally bright. This is a great opportunity to look at the sky in the evening, but it’s also worth knowing that we may feel different in the days ahead. What is a super-fullness and how does it affect health?
1. August full moon
On average, it occurs every 29.5 days, i.e. once a month. The distance between this satellite and our globe is approx. 384,000 km. The difference between the apogee and perigee (that is, the most distant and closest point) is 14 percent. Depending on the distance of the Moon, its disc appears larger or smaller.
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When the Moon is at perigee, it can glow even by 30 percent brighter and then one speaks of a phenomenon super moonand if additionally it is fully – Fr. super full.
The August Super Full Moon will appear on the night of August 11-12, culminating in it 3:36 a.m. on August 12.
According to NASA data, however, it is actually a full moon it will take three days – from Wednesday 10 August to Friday 13 August.
“The Maine Farmer’s Almanac”, or agricultural almanac published in the United States of America, since 1818, according to NASA, calls the present fullness They are full of sturgeons. The name was coined by one of the Native American tribes who indicate that at that time these fish could be caught with great ease.
These are not the only names for a super fullness – it is also referred to as the fullness of Red, Full of Grain and Fullness of Green Corn.
2. How does fullness affect our health?
Is the full moon affects our health? Researchers are not sure, although there is no doubt that the group of people complaining about well-being at that time is quite large. Many people will have these days and nights problem with falling asleep. This is due to the exceptionally bright glow of the moon, which may adversely affect the secretion of a hormone important for the circadian rhythm – melatonin.
Researchers at the Center for Chronobiology in Basel also found that we are asleep at full moon may be shallower – even by 30 percent. compared to other nights of the year.
This could translate into drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, and headaches the next day. Maybe also interfere with secretion serotoninwhich in turn will result in a drop in mood or even irritation.
They seem to be particularly vulnerable meteopathsi.e. people whose body is hypersensitive in the face of various weather phenomena.
Karolina Rozmus, journalist of Wirtualna Polska
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