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What would happen if moon starts falling towards Earth

What would happen if moon starts falling towards Earth

What will actually happen if Moon starts falling towards Earth?

Moon fragments falling towards earh
Moon fragments falling towards earth

You might have looked into sky and thought about many things and incidents that may or never happen. Have you ever thought that what would happen if moon starts falling towards Earth?

Well, we have thought a lot about it and have had some conclusions that might happen if the beautiful moon really starts falling towards Earth.

Role of Moon in our Earth

Moon is one and only satellite of Earth. The gravitational force between Earth and Moon is holding Moon on its axis around Earth and is responsible for tides in Earth and stable climates. In the absence of moon number of tides would be decreased significantly. Absence of moon would make our Earth really different and possibly inhabitable. Our climate would be totally different and extreme.

To sum up, Moon is making our Earth more suitable for limit. But will we be able to survive if it starts accelerating towards us?

When Moon starts falling towards Earth,

Firstly, when Moon starts getting closer to Earth, it would create large tides in oceans. The Gravitational force of Moon would create huge tides along the sores and every cities and places along sea shores would be destroyed.

Would moon really strike on Earth’s surface if it starts falling towards Earth?

When Moon starts falling towards the Earth, the Moon will disintegrate itself before hitting our Earth’s surface. The side of Moon towards Earth experiences more gravitational force of attraction while the farther side will be pulled less strongly. Because of this, Moon gets elongated and will tear apart forming many small pieces of it. The moment of its tearing is given by Roche limit.

While reaching to Roche limit, tsunamis would be as high as average mountains. And these tsunamis would be frequent – about 10 times a day.

Our day length will start being shorter as the moon starts approaching towards the Earth.

The moon can only get as close as 18,470 km to us before it shatters into pieces. All the flags and other debris that have been left in Moon will start revolving around us by forming a ring with diameter of 37,000 km.

But this ring would not last longer. It will start falling to Earth – firstly smaller ones and then the bigger ones. It would be like the asteroids raining to Earth, causing a huge damage to every aspects. So there will be very less chance of your survival.

Are there any good aspects?

Yes, it will probably help in healing our Earth. The ocean waters will spread all over the Earth’s surface which will surely reduce global warming

But you don’t have to worry about it. In fact, Moon is moving away form Earth at the rate of 4 cm per year and we might not have the chance to see those pretty Saturn like rings around us too.

Feel free to comment below about your suggestions, queries and opinions…..

Interesting facts about Earth

Interesting facts about Earth

Our Earth:

Our Earth is only a known planet which supports life. Although we have found many breathtaking discoveries in outer space, there is still much to study and find out about our own planet EARTH. It is full of mysteries and interesting facts. Scientists have been doing research on it for many years had have found some interesting facts. Some interesting facts about Earth are presented below:

      • The rotation of the Earth is gradually slowing down.

        The Earth is decelerating at a very slow rate of 15 milliseconds per every 100 years. This will certainly lengthen our day but will take about 140 million years to increase day length by one hour.

      • There is high amount of gold in earth core.

        Earth’s crust contains very large amount of gold. It is almost enough to create 1.5m layer of gold in Earth’s surface.

      • Earth has very high temperature at its core.

        The Earth’s inner core is very hot. Its temperature is nearly equal to that of sun.

      • Earth is the most dense planet in the solar system.

        The density of Earth is different in each part of the it – the core, for example, is denser than the Earth’s crust – but the average density of the planet is around 5520 kg per cubic meter.

      • Earth has one of the most circular orbits of all the eight planets

        It seems to be most interesting fact about Earth. The axis of rotation of Earth is tilted 23.4° away from the perpendicular of its orbital plane, which is responsible for the seasons we experience.

      • There is a leap year once in every four years.

        The duration of one year is actually 365 days plus 1/4 days. That is the reason we get leap year (with 366 days) once in every four years.

      • A huge amount of fresh water in Earth is frozen.

        Over 68% of Earth’s fresh water is frozen in permanent ice, which includes Earth’s ice caps and glaciers.

      • Antarctica contains large amount of meteorites.

        Antarctica is present is south pole which has very little vegetation. Scientists have found a lot of meteorites in Antarctica than any other place in the Earth.


    meteroites in antartica
    Meteorites in Antartica
    • Mt. Everest is not the closest point to space on Earth.

      It is obvious that is Mount Everest of Nepal is the highest point of Earth but it is not the closest point to space. Mt. Chimborazo, which is roughly equal to 20000 ft. of Andes mountain range is the closest point to space as it lies higher in the Earth’s bulge.

    • 380 ft. tall tree in Earth.

      The tree named “hyperon” is the known tallest tree in Earth which is about 380 ft. in height. It is a redwood tree present in California.

      Tallest Tree in the World
      Tallest Tree
  • Imaging Earth without moon.

    Our only satellite moon has the great impact in Earth climate and rotation period. Without moon, Earth will have drastic and extreme climate and thus would be inhabitable. The alternation of summer and winter seasons won’t be possible too.

  • Longest mountain range in Earth is underwater.

    The longest mountain range in the surface of Earth is Andes mountain range. But actually about 20 times longer mountain is present underwater which stretches over 80000 km all around the Earth.

These were some of the interesting facts about Earth. There are many others interesting facts about Earth that we can research and find out. You may add some others interesting facts in comment section too.

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