5th April 2011 Notes: The Moon is slowing down the Earth

The Earth’s rotation is being slowed down by the gravitational effect of the Moon. But we will not notice it in our lifetime as the effect of this is that the length of our day is increasing by 2.3 milliseconds every 100 years. The Moon however is being effected as well in the process and is moving further away from the Earth ….. 3.8 cm further as each year passes.

~ by sydneystargazers on April 5, 2011.

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