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Answer Actually the earth and moon revolve around each other. And they do so because of each others' gravitational fields.
The Moon is in synchronous rotation with the Earth, which means it rotates on its axis in exactly the same time it takes to orbit the Earth, so one side permanently faces the …Earth and the other side permanently faces away. The Moon orbits the Earth as a result of the mutual gravitational force of attraction between them. Strictly speaking, the Moon isn't revolving around the Earth per se; rather, both the Moon and the Earth are revolving around a mutual point, known as the barycenter. Because the Earth so much more massive than the Moon, the barycenter of the Earth-Moon system is actually within Earth's crust.
Yes. Every month (actually about 29 days) the moon makes one orbit of the Earth. This causes the moon to go through one cycle of changes (Full, Last Quarter, New, First Quarte…r)
What makes the moon revolve around the earth is or the pushing force exerted on the moon by the Earth?
Earth has gravity and tends to pull the moon. Moon in its trun has its own gravity and tends to pull the Earth. Due to pulling by both Earth & Moon, the present status q…uo (distance) is maintained. Like all planets in the Solar System, Earth rotates on its Axis. Due to rotation, the lines of attraction between Earth & Moon is broken and this makes the Moon move around the Earth (we can imagine earth & moon as very large magnets and we all know that we can move 1 magnet with the help of another without physical contact through the use of magentic force). As the gravitational force is always constant, the Moon is always held in place in a circular orbit and the same face of the moon is towards the earth. The present position of moon makes it possible to revolve around the earth once in about 29 days. If it were to be farther away, the time for 1 revolution would have been more than 29 days and vice versa. Now let us imagine a mother sitting on the ground and her small child going around her always holding her for support. The face of the child is always towards the Mother and the back of the child can never be seen. I feel this is what is happening in case of earth and moon. 1 face of the moon is always towards the earth and we can say that moon only revolves around the earth. As is generally believed, if moon had taken 29 days for 1 rotation, that we should have seen the other face of the moon after 14.5 days. Thus it can be inferred that moon only revolves around the Earth and the driving force is the action of earth's rotation on its axis. K.Vishwanath, Bangalore India
It moves because it likes to be hat and cold! te hee ? This question is often misunderstood. I do not know the , I am seeking it. But, in my quest this far I see it has be…en danced around. Kepler's laws speak of the conservation of angular momentum. So, if a smaller object is revolving around a larger object this makes sense to me that it will continue it's path. And, it can be effected by another object also. But, how did it's orbit begin? I speculate that as the object was being formed there some how reached an equilibrium where it fell into orbit. If anyone knows if this is correct, or has contradictory or congruent opinions I would really like to know. I too am seeking. It helps to think of the earth and the moon orbiting around each other. Our moon is by far the largest in the solar system...in proportion to its host planet. Imagine a planet with a moon identical in size and mass to itself. It would be a binary planet, and they would orbit around their mutual center of gravity, I think, or some point not very far from it. The moon isn't that big, but it is large enough that the earth, if observed carefully, would be seen to wiggle in its orbit as it plays tug-o-war with the moon. I believe the earth-moon system rotates around a point which is actually within the body of the earth. This helps the earth to 'swing out its behind' relative to the moon, enhancing the high tides that happen away from the moon as well as toward the moon. There are various theories about the origin of our moon. The co-accretion theory is the one alluded to above. The problem with this theory is that there is not nearly enough similarity in make-up of the two bodies to argue that they accreted from essentially the same materials flying around the sun. There is the capture theory that holds that the moon was floating around, having been formed elsewhere in the solar system, and got caught by earth's gravity as it was passing by. The problems with this theory have to do with earth not having strong enough gravity to capture a moon-sized object and have it end up in the relatively stable orbit it occupies. There is the extrusion (?) theory that says while the earth was a gigantic spherical spinning puddle of molten rock, a huge bulge spewed out and eventually settled in to being the moon. Mathematical models attempting to explain this end up proving that it could not have happened; the moon would have had to start out spinning many times faster around the earth than would have been possible. The best current theory is the massive collision theory, which suggests that a "rogue" planet, close to the size of earth, collided with earth in a glancing blow that was of course more catastrophic than imaginable. Computer models resemble two liquid blobs merging, spraying out across huge areas of space, falling back toward each other and then away again (something a little like those time-frame videos of a drop hitting liquid, only much messier) resulting in some handy things, like the iron content of earth moving toward the center to establish our magnetic core, and a moon of similar but different composition, of a size and in an orbit that is easily explained by the model. It seems the collision theory is currently the most likely to be true.
No, the moon revolves around the earth and the earth revolves around the sun.
Ummmm.... No. The Moon orbits the Earth. The Earth orbits the Sun. The Sun orbits the center of the galaxy. Light things in orbit, heavier things in the center of the orbit. …Well not exactly, they revolve around their common center of mass. This may or may not be at the exact center as far as distance. The common center of mass of the Moon and the Earth is located inside the earth, but not at the center of the Earth.
Yes, it revolves around the Earth once every 27.3 days.
because of gravity and centripetal force
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Sort of. Actually, the Earth and Moon both revolve around their common center of gravity.
So, You wan't know why? Well, I'll tell ya'.... The moon revolves around the earth because, Well, Put it this way... Earth Revolves around the Sun... So the Moon Gives us Ni…ght thats why, Its a SIMPLE EASY Thing.
the law of gravity supports that the moon revolves around the earth
The moon revolving around the Earth - creates the tides.