I can't imagine why there would be. [but see below] The phase of the moon does affect the tides, however.
Some computer programmers, in frustration at not being able to find the reason why their programs crash, call some bugs "phase-of-the-moon-dependent". This is intended as a joke, indicating that they have no clue what their bugs depended on, and the phase of the moon was chosen because it could not possibly have an effect on their programs.
Of course people search for correlations between random phenomena and sometimes can come up with false ones. If you look long enough at time sequences, you might find an interval of time in which the phase of the moon and some feature of the weather are correlated, but if you look on longer timescales, they go away.
I would bet with Tom, but since the moon does drive the strongest tides, and these could possibly influence weather, I wouldnít be 100% sure. Thatís in contrast to, say, astrology, for which we understand things well enough to say for sure that itís nonsense. mike w.
(republished on 07/19/06)