The moon circles the Earth on a schedule that is approximately 28 days. As it does so the relationship between the Earth and the Sun changes and sunlight shines on different parts of the moon's surface, giving it a different appearance from Earth. Just as the Moon is attracted to Earth by gravity, the Earth too is attracted to the Moon. The oceans are affected by the Moon and the water rises toward the Moon, giving us tidal variations.
The Moon has two phases, it changes everyday. The two things that effect it's change are the Moon revolving around the Earth and the Moon reflecting sunlight towards the Earth.
the moon revolving around earth
the moon does not effect the earth because there is no way that the moon can effect the earth right
The moon influences the Earth by pulling the Earth towards it. This effect produces about 1 m rise of the oceans on one side of the Earth (the side closest to the moon). This causes the tides and when in line with the Sun both gravity from the Sun and the moon effect the Earth adding up and causing a much larger pull which causes the high tides.
The gravitational effect of the Moon.
The moon's gravity attracts the water.
Earth also affect the Moon, but since there was no oceans or surface water on the moon, the effect is not noticeable in any visible way.
It is not the gravitional effect ON the moon, but the gravitional effect OF the moon. The moon pulls on the earth, just as the earth pulls on the moon. The pull of the moon causes water to be drawn towards the moon, and forms a "bump" in the level of water. As the earth rotates below the water, the raised part of the water has the effect of making the water get deeper, then shallower. Those are the tides.
The moon causes the sea to cycle through tides by tugging the water into sort of an oblong circle and spinning it around the earth. The Sun causes the moon to change "phases" much as it causes the Earth to change days. The moon just turns much slower than the Earth and ends up never actually turning its "face" away from us.
It's mainly the changing position of the Moon as it orbits the Earth. (Also there is a smaller effect caused by Earth and Moon orbiting the Sun.) The Moon's shape appears to change because we see different amounts of the Moon's sunlit hemisphere. For example, we can see the "Full Moon " only when the Earth is between the Moon and the Sun.
The shadow is caused by the earth blocking the path of the light from the sun casting shadow on the moon. When the earth is not in between the sun and the moon then we have a "full moon."
Not exactly. The Moon and its gravitational force causes the tides to rise and fall as the moon moves around the Earth. Not its Light.
The moon changes phases because different portions of the moon are illuminated by the sun, as seen by observers on Earth. The angle formed by the sun, the Earth, and the moon, is constantly changing as the Earth orbits the sun and the moon orbits the Earth.
The moon does not change shapes. The shadow of the earth on the moon changes how much of it you can see.Another viewpoint: I think this question is about the "phases" of the Moon.The Moon only appears to change shape during its different phases.Exactly one half of the Moon is in sunlight at any time. The phases occur because the Moon orbits Earth. That causes us to see different amounts of the sunlit Moon, and so its shape seems to change.
The Moon effects the Earth because it makes the tides be pulled, but gravity pulls it back.So when the Moon is facing the west side of the Earth, it bulges out, and on the other side it makes it stay the same. It might also effect the weather. It also causes high and low tides because of the magnetic pull from Earth to the Moon.
The main effect of the moon is to create tides here on earth. Because of this, the moon also causes the earth to slow in it's rotation by about one second every 100,000 years.
the phases effect the tides on earth and they effect the lighting from earth
The same as on the Earth. It may "weigh" less on the Moon, but that is because the gravitational effect (acceleration due to gravity) is less on the Moon than on the Earth, but the mass does not change.
The Earth doesn't actually bulge, the water (IE, oceans) does. This is the effect of the moons gravitational pull on Earth.
The moon has gravity, just like Earth albeit much weaker, that gravity has an effect on the Earth, for example, the moons gravity causes our tides to ebb and flow.
The lunar orbit, or maybe more precisely, the mutual earth-moon orbit.Orbit
No, the Earth's daily spin causes the effect of the Sun rising and setting each day. The Moon is not involved.
The moon has a significant gravitational effect on the earth that shows up in tidal action for one.
The moon and the sun have an effect on the tides
The gravity of the Sun and the Moon causes tides. Waves are caused by the wind. Currents have a variety of causes, but differential heating of different parts of the Earth by the Sun, modified by the coriolis effect of the turning Earth is the main one.