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# What happens because the moons gravity pulls on the earth?

Updated: 9/21/2023

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Together, they pirouette around a common centre of gravity, also the moon causes a bulge in the seas on earth (high tides)

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Q: What happens because the moons gravity pulls on the earth?
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### Do all of the moons not have gravity?

Everything has gravity, the bigger it is the more it has. Moons DO have gravity, but it might be less than Earth's.

### Does the earth's gravity make the moons gravity?

No it doesn't, earth's gravity is only making the moon orbiting the earth not give the moon gravity.

### Is our moons gravity one sixth of earth's gravity?

Yes, approximately.

### Why an astronaut does not get pulled into earth on the moon?

The moons gravity holds them down!! The moons gravity maybe lower than the Earth's gravity but on the moon it is strong enough to win the tug of war with Earth's gravitational pull.

### Why the weight of a body is less on the Moon than on Earth?

Because there is less gravity. There is less gravity because the moons total mass is less than the earths and gravity is related to mass.

### Is there gravity on the moons surface?

1/6 th that of the Earth's because it is 6 times less massive

### How tides occurs on Earth?

From the pull of the moons gravity.

### Does the moons gravity affects the earth?

It creates the tides.

### How is gravity generated on the moon?

All objects irrespective of size that have a mass have gravity.The moon has very little gravity in comparison to the Earth The moons gravity is around 17% of that on Earth whereas the Suns is 2,800 times that of Earth's The effect of the Moons gravity is easiest to recognise with tides on Earth.

### What happens to your mass and weight on the moon?

Your weight gets less (because the Moon is smaller than the Earth and therefore gravity on the moon is less than on the Earth) but your mass (and therefore your inertia) remain the same. example if you weighed 100 pounds on earth you would weigh 17 pounds on the moon (The moons gravity is 17% of earths)

### How much stronger is the earths gravity than the moons gravity?

The moon's gravity is about 1/6th of Earth's.

### What is moons gravity compared to earth?

16.55% as strong on the surface.