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How Does The Moon affect the Water Cycle?

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How Does The Moon affect the Water Cycle?
By Maher from class 83
The moon is the Earth's only natural satillite and is a huge influence on the Hydrosphere, which is the world's water system. The Moon controls tides through it's gravitational pull.
How does the moon affect precipitation?
The moon does affect precipitation. There has always been a suspicion that the moon affects precipitation (covered in the next slide). Now, scientists have found that that during the full and new moons, there has been increased rainfall and precipitation.
The Water Cycle
The water cycle is the description of the never ending flow of water across the world. It consists with 3 main phases:
Evaporation: Evaporation is when heat causes a liquid to turn into a gas. The process of turning from solid to gas without turning into a liquid is Sublimation.
Condensation: The process of water drops coming together.
Precipitation: The way to transfer water from the atmosphere to the surface of the Earth.
How does the moon affect evaporation?
The moon does affect evaporation. The heat from the sun which is reflected off of the moon helps to evaporate and sublime water at night. It also helps evaporation during the day. During eclipses however, the moon really slows down the process of evaporation by covering up the sun.
How does the moon affect condensation?
The moon does affect condensation. The particle theory of matter states that if the particles are heated, they move around, but if they are cold, they will group together. During the night, it is cold and the particles of water band together but the moon provides some heat, however minor, which is detrimental to the process of condensation.
The Moon
The moon and precipitation in folklore
Earlier in human history, farmers claimed that there was a relationship between the amount of rainfall and the cycle of the moon. Zuni Indians believed that a red moon brought more rain, 17th century english farmers had beliefs about a "dripping moon". Who would have thought that these beliefs were fact?
How does this affect real life?
Knowing the moon is related to the water cycle is useful idea, especially the precipitation phase. If the moon is related to the water cycle, the weather network would have an accurate way of guessing the weather. The people who are outside during the moons will know and spread the word to their families, which will preserve lives. The gardeners will know to put out their plants to get rain, which result in more plants surviving and bearing fruit.
Farmers were a big part of folklore.
This will help weather networks a lot.
Youtube video for the water cycle.
My conclusion
The moon does affect the water cycle.
Humans have thought about the relationship from far back in history.
It can drastically change our lives if scientists act upon this relationship.
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