The moon is more important than one might think.
I woke up at 2 am this night and the first thing I was thinking was please good lord, don’t let it be morning yet because I’m so tired it hurts 🙂 🙂 🙂 All the dogs woke up too since I did so I dragged me up from bed and let them out for a minute or so. After that it was impossible to fall asleep again. Well I must have but it didn’t feel like it 🙂
Nothing was fixed when I came to the neighbor factory to work but a little hint about me going back got them started 🙂 It’s still a mess in there but I’ll clean it up next week when I’ll go there again. I was lucky with the weather once again and was in no hurry to get back to my usual work place 🙂
Have You ever been thinking about how important the moon is for this planet? I have to admit that I haven’t, not until I learned something about it. Do You know that the moon is leaving us with around 3 cm (1,2 inches) every year? It has almost since it was created in a big collision between the earth and a planet in the size of todays Mars. The full moon was really something to look at in the beginning because the moon was so close that it looked gigantic in the sky.
Just because the moon was as close as it was the day didn’t have 24 hours, it had around 21! The closer the moon is to the earth the faster the earth spins. That means that in lots of millions years the day will have 25 hours instead, thankfully I’m long gone by then 🙂 The high and low tides were very different as well back when the dinosaurs lived, the high tide went far up on land and the low one showed miles of the ocean floor. It would be hard to have a cottage by the ocean back then 🙂
Many believe that it will be the sun that finally destroys life on earth but it will most likely have to do with the moon. When it finally leaves us the earth will tilt almost 90 degrees instead of the 23 degrees it does now. That will make winter at todays Antarctica look like summer temps and it will last for a much longer period that it does now. Summer on the other hand will be so hot that todays Death Valley in the summer will look rather pleasant. Life will have huge problems adapting to a variation like that.
But I guess we humans will have done our best to wipe out life long before that anyway 🙂 But if not I think that even this village at the outskirts of the world where nothing ever happens will feel the effects of that climate change 🙂
Have a great day!