natural flow of life from birth to growth to death. These perspectives make thedifference on what people see when they look up at the moon.The observed pattern or cycle of the phases of the moon takes 29.5 days.Within this period, much is practiced, believed and influenced by how the moonshows itself in the night sky. Activities such as planting and fishing have long beencoincided with the moon’s phases. People from earlier times scheduled life eventsdepending on the moon, whether for luck or for a simple functional reason thatmore light at night allows for more accomplishments.Among the phases of the moon, the most popular could well be the fullmoon. That point in time when the moon is round and big and bright in the sky hasalways elicited various emotions and associations. Depending on how beliefssway, a full moon could be an omen or a sign of good tidings. The full moon hasreceived so much attention through time and has become an object of myth andsuperstition in its own right.Each full moon has actually been given names, with meanings that are oftenrooted in traditional agricultural practices. The most commonly heard is probablythe Harvest Moon that happens in either September or October. It is named suchbecause it is the time when it is biggest and brightest. It is so bright that farmerscan continue to harvest in their fields even during nighttime.On the other hand, the full moon has also been connected to strange behaviorto this day. Nurses have been said to claim that during the full moon, more peopleare brought into hospitals for accidents or injuries caused by unusual activities.Even some policemen have made the association of increased violence oraggression during the full moon.However, regardless of how superstitious or scientific one approaches themoon, it cannot be denied that the moon will remain to be a fascinating object of wonder and study. Call it magic or the magnet of gravity -- the pull of the moon onpeople’s imaginations will remain as strong as its pull on the tides of the seas.