# When did the moon hit the earth

## is the super moon going to hit the earth?

is the super moon going to hit the earth

No it will not, the moon can not possibly hit the earth. Super moon only means we are getting a full moon when the moon is at its closest part of its orbit. That happens every twenty nine days. A full moon also happens once every month. When they happen at the same time it's called a super moon.

## how far away is the moon?

The Moon's average distance from the Earth is 238,900 miles. But the Moon has an elliptical orbit, so this meas the Moon can be farther or closer o he Earth. When the Moon is at it's closest to the Earth, it is called Perigee. At this point, the Moon is 225,744 miles from the Earth. Wen the Moon is at it's farthest from the Earth, it is known as Apogee. At this point, the Moon is 251,966 miles from the Earth.

## Moon craters.?

Why did some of the asteroids that formed craters on the moon not miss and hit Earth? Obviously we have evidence of some activity, but the moon is FULL of craters. It would seem statistically that we'd have a lot more evidence. (Im a microbiologist, not an astonomer, forgive my ignorance?) Yes, exactly, our numerous differances in atmosphere. That was actually so obvious, that now I really do feel like an idiot.

The moon does not have the atmosphere to protect it like the earth does. The earth gets hit with just as much space junk but most of it burns up in our atmoshpere before it ever reaches the surface of the earth.

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## how do the moon get light?

how do the moon light

The moon, like the Earth, is bathed continually in light from the Sun. As on Earth therefore, aproximately half of the moon's surface will be bathed in light. This light is reflected back into space. As the moon rotates around the Earth, that reflected light will be seen from the Earth in different phases. Hence when the Earth is between the Sun and the moon all of the lighted half of the moon is visible from Earth and we have a "full moon". When the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun all of the lighted half of the Moon is facing away from the Earth, hence we have a "New moon" and when the Moon is at right angles to a line joining the Earth and Sun only half of the lighted part of the moon is reflecting light towards the Earth and we have "Quarter Moons. On those rare occaisions when the moon is exactly between the Earth and Sun, it blocks the sun's light from the Earth and we have a solar eclipse. Conversely when the Earth is exactly between the Sun and Moon we get a lunar eclipse.

## OMG IS THE MOON REALLY GOING TO HIT THE EARTH?

MY FRENZ TOLD ME THAT THE MOON IS GUNA HIT THE EARTH TOMORROW AND THAT IT WILL KNOCK EARTH INTO A SPIRAL INTO THE SUN AND THAT WERE ALL GOING TO DIE TOMORROW IS IT TRUE ?? I DONT WANNA DIE

No.

The Moon is actually moving away from the Earth by about an inch and a half per year, but it is not going to leave the Earth completely.

The Moon causes ocean tides on Earth to bulge towards it. However, the Earth is rotating faster than the Moon orbits so the tidal bulge swings ahead of the Moons pull. The gravity of this off center bulge pulls the Moon to a higher orbit, and in the process slows the Earth’s rotation a little.

A consequence of the Moon being farther away is that it takes longer to orbit the Earth; the lunar month becomes longer. In the future, the maximum length of the lunar month will be reached when the Earth rotates at the same speed that the Moon orbits. The day and the lunar month will have the exact same length, somewhere near 47 of our present 24-hour days. At this point, since the tidal bulge will not be swinging ahead of the Moon's orbit, the Moon will no longer be moving away but will remain in a stable orbit.
That will occur so far in the future that long before then our Sun will have gone out.
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