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Storms are more likely to form right after a new moon. Also found hurricanes got stronger 49% more often after a new moon than at any other time during the lunar cycle.The most plausible explanation is that the moon affects ocean water circulation similar to the way the moon affects the tides along the coast.Out of curiosity, I went back and checked the data on Hurricane Ike. Indeed, four days after a new moon Ike intensified into a category four hurricane while it was still in the open Atlantic Ocean.Further study should be done to see if similar patterns can be detected on hurricanes that developed in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
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