Would Life on Earth look the Same Without The Moon?

Admin | Published 2016-07-18 14:08
You are probably imagining that life would look the same without the Moon. Think again! Moon has a big impact on our lives as well as on the Earth as well. Days would be much shorter, just imagine if the day lasted for 6 hours. Of course, that is not the only problem for living on the Moonless planet. Ocean's tide would be much smaller and seasons would be far more extreme. Some scientists even think that life on Earth without the Moon would not be possible. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vwuge1U4y8Q[/embed] Perhaps the most important effect of the Moon is the way it stabilizes our rotation. When the Earth rotates it wobbles slightly back and forth on its axis. It’s like a top, which doesn’t simply spin in a vertical position on a table or the floor. But without the Moon, we’d be wobbling much more. So next time you look at the Moon and enjoy in all its brightness, think about its role in making life as we know today.  
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