So…the Blood Moon last night:
I’m sure that this is the perfect time to segway into The Moon from the Mighty Boosh. This white and marshmallowy looking bastard did annoy me last night during the biggest harvest/blood moon in the past few decades.
I swear it would have been far more enjoyable to listen to The Moon from the Mighty Boosh rather than deal with the actual moon and its nonsense– which did infact keep me awake all night.
The Blood moon was indeed full on and did play around with my inner clock. I turned to Time Magazine’s editorial piece on how the moon influences sleeping patterns for some reassurance that I wasn’t some lunatic last night and was infact being subjected to the moon’s awesome power.
The answer is simply that we, like every other species on Earth, evolved on a particular planet with a particular set of astronomical cycles—day and night, full moons and less full—and our circadian systems adapted. It’s hard to say where the internal clock is in, say, a flowering plant, but in humans, it’s likely in the suprachiasmatic nuclei, a tiny region of the brain near the optic nerve involved in the production of melatonin, certain neurotransmitters and other time-keeping chemicals, all in a rhythm consistent with both its terrestrial and cosmic surroundings. Physically, human beings may be creatures of just this world, but our brains—and our behavior—appear to belong to two.