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# Why the gravity on moon is less than gravity on earth?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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Gravity is the attraction between masses. And since the moon has less mass than earth, the gravity is weaker there. Over a distance gravity is weaker.

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### How much less is the Moon's gravity than that of the earth's?

Since the Moon's gravity is 1/6 that of Earth, the Moon's gravity is 5/6 less than that of Earth.

### Why is there less or no gravity on the moon then there is on earth?

There is gravity on the moon. It is about on sixth what it is on Earth. This is because the moon has less mass than Earth does.

### Why does the moon have more gravity than the earth?

It doesn't. The moon has less gravity than Earth because it has less mass.

### Why is there less gravity on moon?

The moon has less mass than Earth. Gravity is proportional to mass, so there is less gravity on the moon.

### Is the Moon's pulls on gravity less than earth?

The gravity on the Moon is only 16.7 % or 1/6 from the gravity on Earth.

### Why is the gravitational force on moon less than that of that of earth?

The moon is 1/4 the size of Earth, so the moon's gravity is much less than the earth's gravity.

### Why is gravity on earth and not the moon?

There is gravity on the moon. The moon's gravity is much weaker than Earth's because the moon has less mass.

### If there is no gravity on the moon why can an astronaut jump up and down as seen in the space shots?

There is gravity on the moon. There is less gravity on the moon than there is on earth, because the moon is smaller than earth. Because the Earth has the mass it has, it has the gravity it has. Because the moon has a lot less mass than the Earth its gravity is about 1/6 the amount of the Earth's gravity.

### Why is the gravity on the moon less than on the earth?

because the moon has less mass then earth

### Does the earth have less gravity than the sun and moon?

Earth has weaker gravity than the sun bu stronger gravity than the moon.

### Does the moon have less gravity than the earth?

Yes, the gravity of the moon is 1/6th that of the Earth

### Why is there less gravity on the moon than earth?

Gravity is the attraction between masses. And since the moon has less mass than earth, the gravity is weaker there. Over a distance gravity is weaker.