What is the Moon’s influence on Earth? 🌒🌏

There is no single opinion on this issue in the scientific world. Scientists’ views vary, and each side presents facts supporting their point of view. And although most of the impact of the Moon has not yet been proven, there are still some moments recognized by both camps of scientists 👨‍⚕️

The Moon’s gravitational field affects the Earth’s biosphere and, in particular, causes changes in the Earth’s magnetic field. The rhythm of the Moon affects ebbs and flows, air pressure, temperature changes, wind action, and also water level. Moreover, the tidal effect is felt not only on water bodies but also on the Earth’s crust, but due to its density, it remains unnoticed 🧲

By the way, Earth isn’t only affected by the Moon but also by the Sun. The influence of the Sun is weaker due to its distance from the Earth. The height of solar tides is two times less than lunar tides. Lunar-solar tides are an important phenomenon in the life of the Earth. Under their influence, the Earth gradually slows down its rotation. For example, 400 million years ago, a day on Earth lasted two hours less 🤯

Also there is an interesting hypothesis about the stabilizing role of the satellite on Earth. Concerning the size of the Earth, the Moon is a reasonably large satellite. In relation to the Earth, planetary scientists believe that it is the Moon that contributes to the stabilization of the Earth’s orbit and the tilt of the axis of rotation, which in turn affects the formation of the seasons 🍀

So, the Moon definitely has a significant impact on Earth, however, the full extent of the Moon’s influence on Earth has not yet been proven 🧐

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