Fiction | What would happen if the moon disappeared?




Fiction | What would happen if the moon disappeared?

With the release of the movie “Oblivion”, many have wondered: what would happen if the Earth’s moon will be destroyed? “I do not know,” – said himself many. – “And what will happen when the moon is destroyed? ‘. Let’s not speculate, chicken crossed the road or not, but just try to answer this question.

The first thing that comes to mind is a scientist – in what way the moon will undergo destruction? If, for example, the Death Star would still be built and randomly, it will break the moon on clumps, they will fly in the same orbit, and thus render the Earth is the same gravitational influence. Change will be a little bit. This is not a black hole in the solar system .

Yes, we would no longer have observed the lunar phase at night, but saw a sparkling cloud of debris, which probably would have been much brighter than the full moon, because the surface area, which reflects light, there would be more. There are even some astronomers, who previously hated these new noise in the night sky.

But if the moon is completely stolen (or sold, as was the Heinlein), gravity would have changed significantly. Schedule tides could be thrown away.

The ocean tides will occur, but the water will follow the sun, so every day you’ll probably see the big waves everywhere. Some fishermen would appreciate it.

Since tidal forces also affect the Earth’s core, for sure there will be some commotion inside. Earthquake. Several severe volcanic eruptions. Something like that. But California, Japan and the Crimea will not go under the water.

Nevertheless, in the long term problem worse. Now the rotation axis of the Earth slowly rocking every 26 000 years, like a top, as the sun feels the gravitational rope. Due to fluctuations in the North Star does not always show exactly to the north. Experts agree that the Moon is a kind of shock vibration, not giving him quite get loose.

It is possible that left without the moon, the Earth will fluctuate wildly, like Mars, for example. The oscillation of the Red Planet are so extreme that it, perhaps because of this, the climate is changing. When on earth will happen the same blue planet can become a real monster and a little to give in to the rainbow habitat.

Without the Moon tilt of Earth’s axis may change – from the current 22-25 degrees to the angle from zero to 85 degrees. Eliminate the zero times of the year, and the 85-degree revolution will put the Earth on its side. If that were to happen, the current crisis, which we call global warming would be a pleasant tea party compared to the potential.

Fortunately, loosening the earth’s axis will affect us only after many millions of years.

And if we do during this time is not going to die of boredom, we will have to silently watch as the disappearance of the moon destroy our culture and art, animals, music, poetry, photography and more.

Born a legitimate question. We will survive if the alien invaders destroyed the moon in the first place. But why do they need it ?
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