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What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by Odewaleadesoye(m): 3:25pm On May 03
The moon, it can appear full, shining like a beacon in the night or just a sliver of a nightlight. Still, it's always there.

But what if we didn't have a moon?

Here's the top five things we would miss without it.


1. Dark Nights:
Nights would be much, much darker. The next brightest object in the night sky is Venus. But it still wouldn't be enough to light up the sky. A full moon is nearly two thousand times brighter than Venus is at its brightest.

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2. Shorter Days:
Without the moon, a day on earth would only last six to twelve hours. There could be more than a thousand days in one year! That's because the Earth's rotation slows down over time thanks to the gravitational force, or pull of the moon, and without it, days would go by in a blink.
Our calendar would need some serious adjustments.

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3. A moonless earth would also change the size of ocean tides:
The moon’s gravity causes ocean tides. Without the moon, tides would be significantly smaller—about one-third of their current size.
High tides occur where the ocean bulges toward the moon, and low tides occur on the opposite side.
The sun would still influence tides, but its weaker pull would decrease their size. 🌊

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4. No More Eclipses:
Forget about seeing any lunar eclipses, or any solar eclipses, without the moon, there would be nothing to block the sun.


5. Weather Changes:
Without a moon the tilt of our earth's axis would vary over time. This could create some very wild weather. Right now, thanks to our moon, our axis stays tilted at twenty-three point five degrees. But without the moon the earth might tilt too far over or hardly tilt at all leading to no seasons or even extreme seasons.

Without the moon helping to keep the earth on a steady tilt, scientists have even imagined that life on earth may not have evolved the way we know it.

So the next time you look up at the night sky, realize that the moon is making life here on earth shine bright.

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Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by brain54(m): 3:41pm On May 03
It's the pull of the moon's gravity...

That holds earth in place.


Without the moon earth cannot/will not exist.


Or at least not the way we know it!

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Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by Boogyman557: 4:02pm On May 03
Cv

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Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by Yankiss(m): 4:05pm On May 03
God, the creator of the universe, is all knowing!

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Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by fuckJones(f): 4:05pm On May 03
there will be nothing like honeymoon grin grin grin

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Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by iichidodo: 4:05pm On May 03
No moon? Simply means global ecological disaster with flood, high incidence of a global extinction event with meteorites and boulder sized asteroids finding a more wholesome target as the earth than a non-existent moon.

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Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by Afrobasic(m): 4:05pm On May 03
Finally, some educative post on Nairaland's front page.

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Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by oluseyiforjesus(m): 4:05pm On May 03
God knows we need it dats y he created it
All dos thing you wrote up there are errors

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Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by nairalee(m): 4:05pm On May 03
The more you study life and the unique complexities of systems and nature, the more you CONFIRM that there is God who intelligently created everything and made everything to interrelate such that absence of one would lead to the crumble of all.

It can't be by coincidence but creation by a perfect being.

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Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by Wizpa(m): 4:05pm On May 03
Beautiful topic

These are the kind of topics we need

Educative, Entertaining and Informative

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Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by largeman4u(m): 4:06pm On May 03
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Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by DelphiOracle(m): 4:06pm On May 03
Informative. Well done

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Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by Chikel20000(m): 4:06pm On May 03
I love biology not geography

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Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by israelmao(m): 4:06pm On May 03
There would've been no time to tell,no eclipse,no day and night.The entire biodiversity or biomass would've been endangered.

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Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by sprints1: 4:06pm On May 03
Plant won't grow... They won't have a proper dark phase secondly all pregnancies will be miscarriage... All birth rates will be affected...

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Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by MrImole: 4:07pm On May 03
Jokers

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Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by Papayaayasager(m): 4:07pm On May 03
The moon have no significant to the earth meaning nothing will happen
Just that the Muslims will fast non-stop grin

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Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by Theama(m): 4:08pm On May 03
"What if?" channel also made a video on this moon stuff



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFmPZv7LIdo

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Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by Slytiger: 4:08pm On May 03
Tides.
Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by fineboynl(m): 4:09pm On May 03
The moon is spiritual. I see important vision at every full moon.

And great things happen to me after some full moon. The full moon has spiritual significance and influence on earth. It's not just only physical matter

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Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by lexrichy(m): 4:10pm On May 03
Afrobasic:
Finally, some educative post on Nairaland's front page.
i swear am shocked

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Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by NFBI: 4:10pm On May 03
Nothing since there's electricity now
Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by Trueprophet91: 4:10pm On May 03
Odewaleadesoye:


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I'm interested in the weather part😀🤔
I don't know why I think the worst that would happen is the tropical regions would turn temperate and vise versa!

Whooh!
What a world!

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Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by Creamypie(m): 4:10pm On May 03
Ehen this is not about Tisa savage, David and wizard, a don't expect dull people 2 comment

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Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by Ebukamatth(m): 4:11pm On May 03
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Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by LoneSoldier: 4:12pm On May 03
What kind of rediculous question is this.. undecided

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Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by Shikena(m): 4:12pm On May 03
No tales by moonlight

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Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by Blakjewelry(m): 4:12pm On May 03
Maybe there might not be life as we know it.

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Re: What Would Happen If There Were No Moon? (Photos) by Lawalemi(m): 4:12pm On May 03
Story.

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