Air Pressure and Lunar Phase
Name: Sandra H.
I am a farmer and have a question about pressures in
weather aligned with moon phases.
Is there any data, on weather pressures being the same during certain moon
phases? Any patterns showing up?
There is no known correlation between air pressure changes and the lunar
phase. The moon does affect the atmosphere as well as the oceans and land
masses, but these are diurnal effects and not related to the monthly cycle
of the moon.
Wendell Bechtold, meteorologist
Forecaster, National Weather Service
Weather Forecast Office, St Louis, MO
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Update: June 2012