If earths rotation stoped, the moon would be released.
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May24-11, 08:01 AM
From my post above...
"The dissipation of energy by tidal friction averages about 3.75 terawatts, of which 2.5 terawatts are from the principal M2 lunar component and the remainder from other components, both lunar and solar."
And the total energy in the Earth-Moon system is... ?