Of all the celestial bodies that attract our attention and charm as astronomers, no one has a greater influence on life on planet Earth than its satellite, the Moon. When you think about it, we consider the moon to have a powerful meaning, unlike the moons of other planets that we call them names, we are only referring to our single orbit that rotates like the moon. It is not a moon for us it is the only moon.
The moon finds its way into how we think, how we feel about romance, our hair and our manners, and even how we feel about our day in many cases. It’s not just primitive societies that attribute to the moon mood swings, changes in social behavior, and changes in the weather. Even today, the full moon can have a powerful influence on these powers that we are aware of even if we cannot explain them scientifically.
The most obvious physical phenomenon that is directly affected by the Moon’s gravitational pull is the tides of the oceans. Tides are an integral part of how marine life organizes the comings and goings of fishing in coastal communities. But not many people know that at certain times of the year when the Earth’s orbits are properly aligned with the sun and moon, there can be a tidal effect on inland water bodies and even on solid Earth. Eons ago, when the moon’s orbit was closest to the Earth, it was the influence of the Moon that caused massive changes in Earth’s topography and also in continental drift. This reflects the powerful influence of the moon on both human history and global geographic history.
Sometimes you may wonder where the moon came from. Was it a planet that traveled very close to Earth and was captured in our orbit? In fact, the prevailing theory in modern science is that the moon was the result of a large-scale collision with a still-developing Earth early in its evolution, causing this large “mandrel” to spin in an object orbiting it. . This explains the similarity in composition, as confirmed by several NASA space exploration missions to the Moon.
But this background also highlights another important influence of the moon on Earth’s evolution that is rarely recognized: the stability of the Earth’s orbital pattern. Most of them know that the Earth is not a round but rather an oval sphere. To be honest, the ground would shake. Without the influence of the stability of the moon, this shape will change drastically, so the tilt of the axis, that is, the polar caps, will change dramatically with each seasonal rotation resulting in climate changes, which are more violent and drastic than we are used to. Life as we know it might not have evolved here if the moon had not existed to “keep the Earth in a straight line” and continued to stabilize the Earth’s orbital position so that our climate would remain stable and warm.
The third important impact of the moon comes from this origin as a result of the collision that “tore” the moon’s body from the developing core of the Earth. Because of this change in the way our planet’s core evolved, generally healthy minerals in the planet’s core actually spread above and below Earth’s geography in various ways. In general, all minerals on the planet are concentrated deep in the core. But due to the collision that brought the moon into orbit, the minerals that were crucial to the development of our industrial and technological culture are readily available and easy to extract. Again, this is something we can thank for having that beautiful moon in the sky.