that still lives among people nowadays is that there are more babies born during a night with a full moon
than during the other nights of the month.
probably had its origin a few centuries ago.
It is known that streetlights (when there even were streetlights) gave very little light. When there would be a full moon
and the doctor had to run off to a mother in labour, he'd find the streets more lit than on other nights. It is likely to believe that this struck his attention. He'd remember more clearly the birth
s during the full moon
, than the other ones, when asked afterwards.
can be found in the fact that most people can hardly tell when the moon is fully lit. In the nights before and after a full moon
, the moon
looks full as seen by the naked eye
. Therefore there will indeed be relatively more babies born during a 'full' moon