Friday, September 21, 2012

Russian Scientists on the New Moon Effect

... It is shown that fine structure of distributions of fluctuations in different processes depends on position of the Earth with respect of the Moon. The same form of histogram was observed at New Moon moment independently of geographic position of laboratory and local time. Possible origin of the phenomenon is discussed.
... A study of the time series from which the histograms were built by conventional mathematical methods indicates that, as it might be expected, radioactive decay is a quite random process, which obeys the Poisson statistics. However, the shape of the histograms is not random. Comparison of the shapes of histograms in many thousands of pairwise combinations revealed the following patterns:

1. Near-zone effect - histograms of a particular shape are often observed successively; 
2. Cosmophysical periodicity - histograms of a particular shape often appear with periodicity of 24 h (”solar day”), 23 h 56 min (”sidereal day”), approximately 27 days, and 365 days; 
3. Synchronous on local time scale - histograms of similar shapes constructed from the results of independent measurements of diverse processes (from biochemical reactions to radioactive decay) performed at remote geographical locations, are often observed at the same local time.

However extravagant these results may look, they do not contradict the basic concepts of physics ... We believe that the fine structure of histograms results from the interference of some wave processes due to the influence of celestial bodies. The failure to observe similar effects in Full Moon periods suggests that ”New-Moon effect” is due to the screening effect of the Sun on the Earth rather than to an increase in tidal forces.

S. E. Shnoll et al.(2006): The specific form of histograms presenting the distribution of data of α-decay measurements appears simultaneously in the moment of New Moon in different points from Arctic to Antarctic. Lomonosov State University, Physical Department, Moscow & Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Moscow Region.