What if the moon did not exist ? Since time immemorial it has been one of the great mysteries of science, but thanks to technological advances, fascinating things have been discovered. The moon is the only known natural satellite of the Earth and of vital importance for animal and plant life, as well as responsible for the balance of different ecosystems with the environment. The importance of the Moon on Earth
The moon is one of the celestial bodies most admired by humanity for being of vital importance and proximity to the Earth and, together with the stars, it is the one that illuminates the sky when the sun goes down and gets dark. It has not been proven whether human life would not exist on Earth without the presence of the moon, but it is clear that nothing would be the same. The gravitational attraction of the moon is fundamental, since it produces a deformation on our planet creating marine currents necessary for fish and their food.
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Importance of the moon for the Earth
The moon gradually moves away from the Earth about 3.8 centimeters per year, the consequences of this phenomenon could be devastating in a few centuries since the moon is responsible for keeping the climate of our planet stable . The moment the moon is too far away and does not have gravitational impact on the Earth, this would bring devastating climatic consequences with the progressive destruction of our planet.
Without the effect of the moon on our lands, the temporal cycles would become chaotic, the Earth would make a turn every 8 hours instead of every 24 hours, so that a year as we conceive it would be composed of 1,095 days and this would take the reduce life expectancy to 25 years .
On the other hand, the winds would be more hurricane than ever, with much more power and violence than we know today. At the same time, the atmosphere would have much more oxygen and the planet’s magnetic field would be three times stronger, causing 80% of animal species to become extinct .
If you want to know more, we recommend watching the BBC documentary “Do We Really Need the Moon?” (Do we really need the moon?) Where scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock explores and analyzes the factors that could lead to disaster should the moon disappear.