AAS 199th meeting, Washington, DC, January 2002
Session 48. Public Outreach and Astronomy Resources
Display, Tuesday, January 8, 2002, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[48.03] Natality and the Moon Revisited: Do Birth Rates Depend on the Phase of the Moon?

D.B. Caton (Appalachian State University)

In a previous study we examined the rates of births in the U.S. and found a possible, weak correlation with the phase of the Moon, with a peak occurring near third quarter (BAAS 26, No. 4, 1994). That study used data on about 45 million births over 12 years. In this extension of that work we have added data from seven more years of births. We will present the results of the new analysis of the extended data base.

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