The Earth, Moon and Sun's "gravity" game. Hi all, I was thinking today that even though the moon is orbiting the Earth, because we are its nearest body mass, is it affected in any way by the Sun? In other words, to me it seems strange that just because the Moon is under the direct pull of the Earth, for lack of a better word, is it because the Earth is so close to the Moon that the Sun does not have that extra pull to make the Moon's orbit wobble? I mean if the Sun's "gravity" is so strong to hold Pluto in orbit, why would it not have an effect on bodies like the Moon, even though its in orbit about the Earth. It leads me to think that space is truly warped and the Earth and Moon together, are more of following an easy, warped space "path" than there are mystery gavitational waves hitting us from the Sun and holding or pulling at us. I would think that if there were these strong waves, they would have an impact on the orbits of smaller bodies, like the Moon, pulling or pushing always at it. Thanks Randy the student.