Is the Moon above the Earth or below the Earth?

One of the possible technically correct answer is with respect to a person on earth everything out side earth is above the earth. As illustrated in the following figure.

Is the moon separated from earth's ocean?

According to the theory,Fission theory- This theory tells us that moon once was a part of earth and somehow got separated from it. The present ‘Pasific ocean basin' is the site from which the moon came.During the formation of the solar system some 4.6 billion years ago the earth

What will be the impact on earth if all of sudden moon vanishes?

The answer for your question is clearly explained in this video.

Does the moon come down to Earth?

This is an interesting question.Firstly,the moon goes around the earth year after year,but their distance keeps changing.They go from close to far continually.So the moon looks bigger when They are close and smaller when they are further.Their distance is mainly affected by their gravity.However,the tides influence

Can humanity survive if the moon crashes into the earth?

No. And we wouldn't survive even when the Moon was 16,000 miles away. At that distance, the tidal force (whose strength varies inversely with the cube of the distance) would be so strong that instead of average heights of six feet, tides would be 24,576 feet tall. (16,000 miles is 16 times closer than

What would happen to the moon if the earth was destroyed by death star?

There's two possibilities here: either the moon would start to orbit the sun directly and replace the Earth as the third planet from the Sun, or it would be captured by another planet and become a moon of that planet. Since the moon is not very massive relative to the other planets, the second possibility

Is the moon separated from earth's ocean?

According to the theory,Fission theory- This theory tells us that moon once was a part of earth and somehow got separated from it. The present ‘Pasific ocean basin' is the site from which the moon came.During the formation of the solar system some 4.6 billion years ago the earth

Is the Moon above the Earth or below the Earth?

One of the possible technically correct answer is with respect to a person on earth everything out side earth is above the earth. As illustrated in the following figure.

Why doesn't Earth's Moon have a Moon of itself?

In that case moon would become a planet and then it would be really difficult to nomenclate Earth and the secondary moon.

If the Earth's gravity is strong enough to hold the Moon, why do people float around in space?

It is an interesting question. Actually astronauts are not floating in space. They experience approx 85% of earth's surface gravity. However they do appear floating. Here's the reason...As they move away from earth, the spacecraft moves them in tangent (horizontal) direction to earth's surface. 

Why does the Earth only have one moon?

According to the Giant Impact hypothesis, the Moon was formed as a result of a collision between Earth and a Mars-sized object roughly 4.5 billion years ago. At this time, Earth and the other planets of the Solar System had just formed and were

Isn't the moon simply created to light the earth at night?

No... but it's been extremely convenient and useful for us that it IS there. The causation is all backwards, but the correlation is maybe not completely false. Without whatever cataclysmic event caused the Earth to gain such an unusually large and close satellite (curiously seeming constructed largely of

What will happen if the moon came closer to the earth?

The moon and the sun play a vital role in the gravitational pull on the earth. When the moon gets closer during orbit, the tide comes in with the help of the sun. When the moon distances itself, the oceans tides goes out. Assuming the moon were to breach this orbital positioning by coming closer to

Is the Moon above the Earth or below the Earth?

One of the possible technically correct answer is with respect to a person on earth everything out side earth is above the earth. As illustrated in the following figure.

The sun attracts the moon with a force twice as large as the attraction of the earth on the moon. Why does the moon not revolve around the sun?

In fact, the Moon does revolve around the Sun.  While it does so, its path is warped by the Earth's gravity.   From the Earth's point of view it seems to be orbiting us, but it's really just orbiting the Sun, with a slight wobble induced by the Earth's gravity.  Extending this idea, the Moon also revolves around the center

What is the distance between the moon and earth?

It takes light approximately one second to reach earth from the moon. So I assume it is around 300,000 km.Nevertheless, the orbit of the moon around the earth is an ellipse so you have an apogee and a perigee. It's

What if the Moon and Earth were tidally locked? How long would a day last?

What if? Well it is your lucky day because the Moon and the Earth are tidally locked! With a catch...(read on)The system of the Earth and Moon is one of the best examples of tidal locking that we know.Tidal Locking, for those who do not know, is

Is it possible to calculate how long it took after the moon was formed for it to become tidally locked with earth?

There is a formula, but many of the terms can only be guesstimated. These include how close to the earth was the moon when it was formed, what was its rotational rate at that time, how did the moon's rigidity change as it cooled from molten to solid and what

Why isn't one side of earth always facing the sun, like the moon does to earth?

Here's a cool fact: The moon rotates around the Earth once every 27 days, and the moons rate of rotation is actually once every 27 days as well.The moon is a bit deceiving because of its bizarre rate of rotation that aligns with its orbit, however, this is not true for the

Why does the moon orbit the earth instead of crashing into it?

I am assuming you think the two should collide because of the gravitational attraction between them. But because the moon has a high velocity this is not the case.Suppose you have a rope with a heavy rock attached at on end. You start twirling the rope around you and end up with the rock going around

What will be the impact on earth if all of sudden moon vanishes?

The answer for your question is clearly explained in this video.

Would it be possible to avoid extinction of life if the moon fell onto the earth?

What if I said there is a way to test this?There is! It's called Universe Sandbox and it let one recreate this kind of scenario's. I'll let my GIF speak for itself.

What would happen to the moon if the earth was destroyed by death star?

There's two possibilities here: either the moon would start to orbit the sun directly and replace the Earth as the third planet from the Sun, or it would be captured by another planet and become a moon of that planet. Since the moon is not very massive relative to the other planets, the second possibility

What would happen to Earth if our moon was destroyed?

If it would magically disappear (without leaving any debris) then the immediate effect would be that many animals would lose their way to track time. And there would be no bright full Moon nights, which also has ripple effects on many animals. It may cause some to go extinct.

Is the moon separated from earth's ocean?

According to the theory,Fission theory- This theory tells us that moon once was a part of earth and somehow got separated from it. The present ‘Pasific ocean basin' is the site from which the moon came.During the formation of the solar system some 4.6 billion years ago the earth

How far is the Moon from Earth?

The Moon has a slightly elliptical orbit around the barycentre with Earth:Perigee (closest approach) from 356,400 to 370,490kmApogee (greatest distance) from 404,400 to 406,700kmOn average that is about 385,000km between the centres of the two bodies. This equates to almost 1.3 light-seconds with an eccentricity of 0.0549.

Why doesn't the earth and moon collide?

They are trying. Trying really, really hard. They are pulling on each other, to pull them closer.The problem is that they are orbiting their collective center of mass and as with two ice skaters holding hands who would fly apart if they let go, the

Is the moon just a small piece of earth?

New simulations of a crash between Earth and a protoplanetary sister long ago could have produced a moon that's chemically similar to our planet, according to a new analysis. It bolsters a theory that the moon is part of Earth, and it helps settle

If the Sun has more gravitational pull than Earth, why doesn't the Moon leave the orbit of Earth and mix with the Sun?

Gravity is NOT a magnetic force as everyone has been taught, which is BUNK Science.There is ZERO

If the Sun has more gravitational pull than Earth, why doesn't the Moon leave the orbit of Earth and mix with the Sun?

Gravity is NOT a magnetic force as everyone has been taught, which is BUNK Science.There is ZERO

What would shadows on the moon look like if the Earth was flat?

Your analogy requires that you believe that it is the sun that illuminates and shades the moon. The moon is a capacitor that is charged by the sun but not reflecting the suns rays. It charges and discharges its luminescence at the same rate as

If the moon is bigger than Pluto, why does it orbit Earth instead of the Sun?

Technically, it doesn't. The attraction of the Sun on the Moon is greater than the Earth on the Moon. That means it is not a moon, but another planet. Yup, we are twin planets, albeit of very different sizes. We rotate around a common centre.Interestingly, the same

Is the moon just a small piece of earth?

New simulations of a crash between Earth and a protoplanetary sister long ago could have produced a moon that's chemically similar to our planet, according to a new analysis. It bolsters a theory that the moon is part of Earth, and it helps settle