moon

What would happen if there was no moon? Moon. The satellite of our world. Besides being a cosmic object, it is a subject of songs, idioms, proverbs, romantic encounters. Above all, it is a beauty that sometimes offers great views at night. But it seems like we have a little too accepted and do not appreciate its existence. Because without it, we could be alone with serious problems. Yeah. No such possibility, fortunately, anytime soon.

2020 is already eventful enough. For this reason, there is nothing to be afraid of in this respect. But, let’s say when we look at the sky tomorrow evening and realize that our beloved moon is not there. It doesn’t have to be a dramatic event. Suddenly. If it disappears without notice. What would it be? What difference would it make to us? Would it be our end or wouldn’t it matter that much?

The delicate gravitational balance between the Moon and Earth is one of the hundreds, if not thousands, of reasons why the Earth creates suitable conditions for life. Although it is not known exactly how the Moon formed, it is thought to have occurred 30-50 million years after the Solar System was formed. This corresponds to billions of years ago. One of the predictions of astronomy; It is that a planet the size of the planet Mars hit Earth, and as a result of this collision, a fragmentation occurred and the Moon may have formed.

The greatest effect of the Moon that can be measured on Earth is what is known as tide. The gravitational force between the Earth and the Moon is called the “adhesion” between water and land ; It is much greater than the attraction force between different interrelated substances. For this reason, the gravitational force created by the Moon on the Earth causes the oceans and seas to swell or descend as the distance from the Earth changes.

Tide, which is also defined as tides, occurs for this reason. But not all of the tide in the world is caused by the Moon. Approximately one third of the gravitational effect of the Sun also plays a role in the tide. Because of this situation that causes tide, the moon moves away from the Earth by about 4 centimeters every year. However, this divergence does not change the effect between the Earth and the Moon. Because the Earth extends the time it rotates around itself by 0.02 milliseconds every year due to this divergence effect. As known; The rotation period of the Earth around itself corresponds to 1 day. In other words, while the Moon was much closer to the Earth when it first formed, it is estimated that the rotation speed of the Earth is also different and a day is 8 hours long.

If there was no moon as a result,

1- The earth would rotate around its own axis at a much higher speed compared to its current speed, and the winds on its surface would become very intense and the day time would be shortened.
2- In such a scenario, the temperature exchange between the air, land and seas would be faster, and hurricanes with an east-west direction of about 160 kilometers per hour would work.
3- Such harsh climatic conditions mean an unfavorable environment for complex organisms, especially human beings.
4- In any case, the absence of tide or just a very low rate of exposure to the sun would have caused ocean life to never occur.