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    13 Jul '07 11:51
    I have just read that the moon is moving away from us by about 4cm per year. It is now more than 450,000km away but when formed it was about 22,530km away. Over time what will the effect of this be on the earth?
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    13 Jul '07 12:21
    Originally posted by torchmoon
    I have just read that the moon is moving away from us by about 4cm per year. It is now more than 450,000km away but when formed it was about 22,530km away. Over time what will the effect of this be on the earth?
    Fewer tides.

    Conceivably it could throw off the orbit of the Earth sending us into deep space or the Sun, but I doubt it would work like that. That could be calculated but I am too lazy.
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    13 Jul '07 14:50
    Originally posted by torchmoon
    I have just read that the moon is moving away from us by about 4cm per year. It is now more than 450,000km away but when formed it was about 22,530km away. Over time what will the effect of this be on the earth?
    No sun eclipses.
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    13 Jul '07 18:59
    Originally posted by torchmoon
    I have just read that the moon is moving away from us by about 4cm per year. It is now more than 450,000km away but when formed it was about 22,530km away. Over time what will the effect of this be on the earth?
    The moon is (very slowly) stealing earth's rotational energy and using it to raise the moon's orbit. Over time this is tending to make our days a bit longer, and make the moon appear slightly smaller. As Adam W. points out, this will eventually make total solar eclipses impossible.
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    14 Jul '07 02:56
    Originally posted by torchmoon
    I have just read that the moon is moving away from us by about 4cm per year. It is now more than 450,000km away but when formed it was about 22,530km away. Over time what will the effect of this be on the earth?
    All those love songs will become irrelevant.
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    15 Jul '07 10:36
    Presumably it will eventually cease to be tidally locked and we'll see the other side.
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    15 Jul '07 14:58
    Originally posted by DeepThought
    Presumably it will eventually cease to be tidally locked and we'll see the other side.
    http://www.sailormoonavatars.com/moon/emmangasmoon2thumb.jpg
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    15 Jul '07 18:35
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    http://www.sailormoonavatars.com/moon/emmangasmoon2thumb.jpg
    Niiiiiice... Not exactly the "back side of the moon" we were aimin for.

    (You all are perverts deep down, I know it.)
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    16 Jul '07 06:112 edits
    At least it wasn't http://www.sailormoonavatars.com/moon/philsmoon2.jpg
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    16 Jul '07 19:011 edit
    Originally posted by leisurelysloth
    The moon is (very slowly) stealing earth's rotational energy and using it to raise the moon's orbit. Over time this is tending to make our days a bit longer, and make the moon appear slightly smaller. As Adam W. points out, this will eventually make total solar eclipses impossible.
    Yeah but when?
    One other thing will happen, like Mars, whose tilt can go from almost north south to like east west, that is to say, the north or south pole pointed at the sun. The moon keeps the earth from making major tilts, like ours now at about 23 degrees is about as serious as it can tilt with el luna nearby. Don't forget, tides do more than water. It also lifts and retreats the whole crust a few inches so there is a constant flexing, one effect is earthquakes tend to happen more frequently when the moon is full overhead (most flexing of the crust) So the retreat of the moon would effect weather on earth. However, here is another sub-puzzle: What will happen to the earth way before that?
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    16 Jul '07 19:05
    Originally posted by Gastel
    At least it wasn't http://www.sailormoonavatars.com/moon/philsmoon2.jpg
    lmfao...
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    16 Jul '07 19:07
    Originally posted by EinsteinMind
    lmfao...
    ??
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    16 Jul '07 19:09
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    ??
    just the fact that that pic is so perverted, and the dude in there is such an idiot.
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    16 Jul '07 21:251 edit
    Originally posted by EinsteinMind
    just the fact that that pic is so perverted, and the dude in there is such an idiot.
    It could be one of those things taken out of context, like maybe it's a frat initiation, for instance. You know the asssinine things they do, go around bare butt, carry a scabbord yelling "I'm a mighty Vikin". (heard in real life by me, actually🙂 But back to the puzzle and my sub puzzle:
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    16 Jul '07 21:50
    Actually the website where this image is used has the caption

    Nine as Sailor Moon in a costume he made with his mom.

    So there is the context.
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