What Are The Moon's Gravitational Pull Compared To The Earth?


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Aasmaaaa Angel Profile
Aasmaaaa Angel answered
The gravitational pull of the moon is 1/6th times the gravitational pull of the earth
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Nathan Corrie answered
For most practical purposes, we can regard the Moon as being in orbit around the Earth, but in actuality, the two bodies revolve around their common centre of gravity. As the Earth's gravitational pull is 6 times greater, naturally this point lies well inside the Earth, but nonetheless it does mean tht the moon imparts a slight wobble to the Earth's rotation - something akin to a lump of clay which is not perfectly centred on the potter's wheel.
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Anonymous answered
The value of g on the Moon is about 1/6 of that on the Earth at 1.62 m /s^2
If you can jump upward to a height 0.5m on Earth, then the same jump would take you to a height of 3m on the Moon,
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Anonymous answered
It pulls on our oceans, creating high and low tides. When it pulls, it creates a bulge in the ocean. Its not visible, so don't go looking for it. Its only a slight alteration to the height of the ocean, and when a bulge is created, water has to come from somewhere else to fill it. So while there is high tide on one part of the earth, there is low tide on another. The magnitude of high and low tides is determined by where the sun and the moon are. If the sun and moon pull the same way the force is increased and the high tide is higher and the low tide is lower. But if the sun and the moon do not work together, the opposite will happen.
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Akshay Kalbag answered
The gravitational pull of the earth is ten million times the gravitational pull of the moon. In other words, the moon can only exert one ten-millionth the gravitational pull that can be exerted by the earth. But if other forces like the centrifugal force of the earth are taken into account, the formation of tides can be easily understood.

The centrifugal force of the earth is created by the spinning of the earth, or in other words, the more revolutions the earth takes, the more centrifugal force the earth exerts. According to Sir Isaac Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation, mass is the most important quantity. It is a variable because different objects obviously have different masses. Mass and weight are related, but they are often used as interchangeable terms, which is incorrect.

Weight is the gravitational force exerted on an object of a certain mass. Mass is represented by the letter m. The weight of an object of mass (m) at the Earth's surface is obtained by multiplying m by the acceleration due to gravity (represented by g) at the Earth's surface. Acceleration due to gravity is the product of the universal gravitational constant (G) and the mass of the Earth (M), divided by the radius of the earth (r) squared. The approximate value of the gravitational acceleration at the earth's surface is about 980 centimetres per second.
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Buzz ross answered
If you were on the moon you would weigh less
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Anonymous answered
10 million times? Are you sure that is correct? I've been trying to answer this question for my Science class a few times now and I can't seem to find a legitimate answer.

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