Farmers, sailors, and other sky watchers have long used the Moon to predict the weather.
The next time that you look up at the Moon, consider this weather-related folklore:
- In the wane of the Moon, a cloudy morning bodes a fair afternoon.
- If the crescent Moon holds its points upward, able to contain water, it predicts a dry spell.
- If the new Moon stands on its points, expect precipitation to spill out.
- A winter full Moon is a time for long cold snaps.
- A full Moon in April brings frost.
- Sailors agree that the full Moon "eats clouds."
- Two full Moons in a month increase the chances of flood.
- A pale full Moon indicates rain, while a red one brings wind.
- A Christmas full Moon predicts a poor harvest.
- The days following a new Moon or a full Moon are typically stormy.