What would happen if the Moon got closer to the Earth?

Would it change some of the physical properties of the Earth, like the tides, gravity, the molecular construction of the air, and stuff like that? Please be precise, this is important! :D

7 Answers

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    The Moon was formed from material ejected from the molten Earth as a result of a collision, and was much closer to Earth than it is currently. Other than a minor increase in tidal heights and a few more tremors, the influence would be minimal.

  • Amy
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Tides would be larger (high tide would be higher and low tide would be lower).

    Tides are caused by the moon's gravity being parallel or perpendicular to the Earth's gravity at any point on the ocean. The moon would have to be a LOT closer before that slight variation in gravity would be noticable anywhere else.

    If the moon were closer to the Earth, it would also have to move faster to avoid crashing into us.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Earth's tides could be tousled and everybody could run away and products of the Moon could come to the Earth and could probably harm the Earth and kill off the human inhabitants and a few enormous animals like elephants,giraffes,people etc the only creatures could be small mammals,ocean animals,and small micro organism in the floor. each and everything of the Moon could come down and rain on us think of the moon's products coming down from the heavens and it replaced into raining XD that ought to be humorous and all that. however the not humorous section is that us people will possibly grow to be extinct. yet particularly the Moon is shifting faraway from us approximately under an 0.6 centimeters a 12 months and via the time of 2100 it could be 2 x 239,000 miles faraway from us the Earth.

  • 9 years ago

    Tides would definitely get bigger. I don't think there would be any particular effect on the composition of Earth's air.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    The moon is moving away from earth, so what does it matter?

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Bigger tides I dunno what would happen to the axis if its messed up it would probally go from -15F to 123F in like the same day!

  • ?
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    We could use it for a handball court.

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