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Would there be earthquakes and tsunamis, or would nothing odd happen at all apart from smaller tides?
I agree with your last point, no tides at all.The earth would wobble like crazy. The seasons would be all out of whack. Life wouldnt survive for long.
No tides either.
Erm, I see no reason why the earth should suddenly feel a "spring force". Simply, the earth has two forces on it right now: due to the sun and moon. If the moon disappears we will simply accelerate due solely to the sun. There is no "resting position" for the earth that the moon took us out of...I'm thinking that if the earth has a force pulling on it constantly and then that force is suddenly removed, you'd get vibration as the earth relaxed into a non-stretched state, like a rubber band vibrates after it's shot. Maybe that means huge earthquakes and tsunamis. I don't think the earth would wobble, just vibrate.
The tides allowed sea animals living near the shore to be exposed to air for periods of time as they were left in the sand as the tide went out. That would acclimatize them over time to land life.
The gravitational force the moon exerts on the sun is approximately half that of the sun. The axis is tilted and so they both torque the Earth causing it to precess. With the moon gone there is no partial cancellation of the torques and so the net torque will be greater, and thus the precession will be greater.Why would the earth wobble?
ooops.... seems that my statement "no tides at all" was quite wrong. after some calculation I think that they would not even decrease that much:There would still be tides, I think, only due to the sun's gravity, therefore much weaker and slower, than the lunar tides we experience. I don't remember what I read, but I seem to recall something detailing how our moon is actually extremely important to the development of life on Earth.
LOL...a government conspiracy somehow passed along amongst all world governments that have ever existed anywhere throughout recorded history. I'm impressed! I wonder how they pulled off the mass hallucinations...If the moon vanished, NASA would get blamed, and it would turn out that there was never any moon at all, just a government conspiracy so NASA could fake the moon landings.
So that bright ball I used to observe on the sky was actually a product of my brain implant?LOL...a government conspiracy somehow passed along amongst all world governments that have ever existed anywhere throughout recorded history. I'm impressed! I wonder how they pulled off the mass hallucinations...
The Gravitational pull would be from the sun only. therefor we would only have 1 high tide and only at or about noon everyday. the lowest low tide would be on or about midnight.Should the moon vanish there would be less of a gravitational force being applied to the Earth as well as its inhabitants. As for the tides, they would still exist (due to the sun's gravity) however to a much less of a degree.
I have to admit, I made a error in this statement.The Gravitational pull would be from the sun only. therefor we would only have 1 high tide and only at or about noon everyday. the lowest low tide would be on or about midnight.
there would be effects on the animal kingdom as it would disrupt them to veritable degrees