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# Is earth gravity weaker on a top of a mountain?

Updated: 9/16/2023

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Earth's gravity will not change normally on the ground, however yes, you will experience a decreased pull at your height, and you weight will also decrease. If you were to go higher, you would feel the gravity even less!

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### Why would you weigh less on a high mountain than at sea level?

The weight of an object is the force of gravity on the object's mass. At the top of a mountain, you are slightly farther from the center of the earth, and so the earth's gravity is very slightly weaker. Thus, you weigh a tiny, tiny bit less at the top of the mountain than at sea level.

### Would you weigh less on a high mountain peak than you would at sea level?

The weight of an object is the force of gravity on the object's mass. At the top of a mountain, you are slightly farther from the center of the earth, and so the earth's gravity is very slightly weaker. Thus, you weigh a tiny, tiny bit less at the top of the mountain than at sea level.

### Why would you weigh less on a high mountain peak than you would at sea level?

The weight of an object is the force of gravity on the object's mass. At the top of a mountain, you are slightly farther from the center of the earth, and so the earth's gravity is very slightly weaker. Thus, you weigh a tiny, tiny bit less at the top of the mountain than at sea level.

### Would an object weigh more at the top of a mountain or at sea level?

You would weigh more at sea level. As you get father away from the surface of the earth, the force of gravity is weaker

### Can you feel gravity on top of a mountain?

Your weight is the result of the force of gravity. Without gravity you would be weightless and would float away. This does not happen on the top of mountains. Because you are farther from the center of the Earth, your weight is slightly less on top of a mountain, but compared to the diameter of the Earth, mountains are quite small, and the difference in weight is very slight, and would not even be noticed. So yes, you feel gravity on top of a mountain.

### Why is there less gravity at the top of a mountain?

== == All bodies in space warp space to one degree or another depending on their size and composition....their gravity is directly proportional to the center of their mass ...in other words the closer to its core the stronger the gravity ...conversly the further the weaker (a mountain)

### Is gravity higher in one part of the earth than another?

Yes, gravity is slightly stronger closer to the center of mass of the earth. So at the top of a mountain the effects of gravity are less than at sea level.

### Why is air pressure lower at the top of mountain than at the bottom of a mountain?

In one word - gravity ! Gravity hold the atmosphere close to the surface of the Earth. The higher you are off the ground - the lower the gravitational effects.

### Where on earth is the force of gravity the lowest?

At the top of the highest mountain.The force is inversely proportional to the distance between the centers of the masses.The top of the highest mountain is the farthest you can get from the center of the earth and still remain "on earth".

### Why would a person weigh more on top of a mountain then on the earth?

They would not. In fact, they would weigh slightly less. The force of gravity decreases as an object gets further from the centre of the Earth.

### Why is the air pressure lower at the top of a mountain than at the bottom of the mountain?

As you increase in altitude above the planet, there are fewer molecules. One way to think of this is that at the top of the mountain, there are fewer molecules "above you pushing down on you."because the is less air at the top of the mountain than at the bottom of the mountain

### What is the air pressure at the top of the mountain compared to the bottom of the mountain?

The air at the top of the mountain is going to be much less dense than the air at the bottom of the mountain because it is affected less by gravity.