# What is the force that pulls the moon toward earth?

There really isn't a force that uniquely pulls the moon toward
the earth. Gravity is the force, and the force is the mutual
attraction between the earth and the moon. In a very real sense,
** the earth and the moon are orbiting each other**, and
it is not just the moon orbiting the earth. However, from our
vantage point on earth it is easy and convenient to think of the
moon as the object doing the orbiting.

### What do you think would happen if the moon has greater gravitational force than the earth?

A single body doesn't have a gravitational force. The force only shows up when there are two bodies. It pulls both of them toward each other, and they both feel the same force. The force between you and the earth is called your "weight", and it holds you down. The force between the earth and the moon is what keeps the moon in its orbit.

### What is the gravitational force of the moon on the earth?

According to Newton's Third Law of Motion, the Law of Action and Reaction, if the Earth exerts a force on the Moon, the Moon must exert an equal and opposite force on the Earth. Newton's Law of Gravity implies the same thing, as its mathematical formula, F = G m M / r2, in which F is the gravitational force between the two bodies, m and M are their masses, and r is the distance…

### How do tides affect the Earth and the Moon?

the moon is the nearest neighbour of earth and earth have gravity the movement of the moon affects the tides of the earth by.........................a force called gravity, acctually the moon pulls the water from seas, oceans and rivers towards it by the force gravity which is in earth my english oh!

### Pull of gravity on the moon?

The Earth pulls on the Moon, and the Moon pulls on the Earth. The Sun pulls on the Moon, and the Moon pulls on the Sun. Mars pulls on the Moon (ever so slightly) and the Moon pulls on Mars. Your body pulls on the Moon (hardly measurable, but it does) and the Moon pulls on your body. The Moon and Sun and Earth's gravity pull (and push) Earth's oceans, and the ocean "tides" are…

### Is it true that the force of friction pulls the moon and earth toward each other?

No, friction is the resistance on a moving object that acts to slow it down, there is no friction in space. Gravity is the force that causes all bodies with mass to attract to each other, this includes the moon and earth. An example of this is the tides, the tides are effected by the pull of the gravity from the moon.

### Why does an object weight less on the moon than on the earth?

The force of gravity pulls every pair of objects toward each other. The gravitational force that pulls you and the earth toward each other is what you call your "weight". The strength of the force depends on the mass of both objects, as well as on the distance between them. The moon's mass is about 1/80 as much as the earth's mass, so an object placed at the same distance from the center of each…

### If the moon were 5 times farther from earth the gravitational force from earth would be?

The gravitational force is 'mutual' ... both of the bodies involved experience equal forces toward the other. In the gravitational attraction between the earth and you, the earth is attracted toward you with a force equal to your weight. If the earth and moon were five times as far apart as they are today, the force on each toward the other would decrease to (1/52) = (1/25th) = 4% of what it is today.