Full Moon’s are simply an alignment of the Sun, the Earth and the Moon in a straight line, which fully illuminates the lunar orb.
Tomorrow (December 12) the Earth-facing side of the Moon will face the Sun head-on around 5.12am GMT (12.12am EST).
As a result, the Full Moon is a purely astronomical event and not a mystical one.
Scientists and psychologists have, however, studied supposed cases of lunar lunacy to sift the truth from fiction.
In 1991, researchers examined the links between the Moon and human behaviour in the Journal of Affective Disorders.