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how does the sun and moon affect earth?

By Reilly

Malfroy School

on 13 June 2014

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Transcript of how does the sun and moon affect earth?

How does the Sun and moon affect Earth?
Well both the Moon and the Sun each can control different things as in the Moon = The Tides
Sun = The Seasons.
Sun & Moon = Lunar Eclipses & Solar Eclipses.
So how does the Moon affect the tides? well the earth is 75% water that is a huge mass ( mass = weight ) gravity has a affect on anything of mass. So when the Moon rotates around the earth is pulls the water away from the earth causing high tides. Low tide is caused by the moon and sun working at right angles to each other, their gravitational forces effectively cancel each other out.
Seasons are caused by the Earth’s revolution around the Sun, as well as the tilt of the Earth on its axis. The hemisphere receiving the most direct sunlight experiences spring and summer, while the other experiences autumn and winter. During the warmer months, the Sun is higher in the sky, stays above the horizon for longer, and its rays are more direct. During the cooler half, the Sun’s rays are not as strong and it’s lower in the sky.So its due to the tilt of the Earth.

Solar Eclipses - A Solar Eclipse happens when the Moon is aligned exactly between the Earth and the Sun, the shadow of the Moon block the Sun from view.
Lunar Eclipses - A Lunar Eclipse happens when the Moon passes through the shadow of the Earth
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