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The Sun pulls on the Earth as well. So both Earth and Moon are "falling towards the Sun" all the time, just as they are moving in almost the same orbit. Earth causes the orbit of the Moon to "wobble" a little bit. If you were simply given the coordinates of the Moon as it moves around the Sun, you would notice there is a deviation from the expected ellipse ...


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I'm not familiar with the math, but am wondering if the 4 should be a 2 instead, (for hemisphere). The Moon's day is about 13.5 of our days, so at its highest the lit side and dark side of the Moon can vary up to 500 degrees F, from about 250F on the lit side to about -250F on the dark side. I would suggest that our atmosphere - which is literally mass ...



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