# When the Earth Moon, and Sun work together as a system

I’ve been looking for the answer to this for sooo long now… When the Earth Moon, and Sun work together as a system, what gets created?

if you know what happens please tell me.

I think this is what you might be looking for: From our perspective, the three objects that have the greatest impact on our lives are the Earth, Sun, and Moon. The Earth, of course, is the planet beneath our feet. Without it, well, we wouldn’t have anything at all. The Sun warms our planet, and with the Moon, creates the tides.

The Moon orbits the Earth and in turn, the Earth orbits the Sun. We see the Universe from a platform that is both rotating on its axis, and traveling in an elliptical orbit around the Sun. The Earth’s rotation on its axis makes the Sun rise in the east and set in the west, and is a big part of why the Moon rises and sets too; although the Moon takes 29 days to complete an orbit around the Earth as well.

The average distance from the Earth to the Moon is 384,403 km. And the average distance from the Earth to the Sun is 149,597,887 km. If you divide these two numbers, you get approximately 389. Now, if you divide the diameter of the Sun (1.4 million km) by the diameter of the Moon (3,474 km), you get 403. Those two numbers are pretty close. This is why the Moon and the Sun appear to be the same size in the sky; it’s a total coincidence.

Because they appear to be the same size in the sky, the Sun, Earth and Moon work together to create eclipses. When the Moon is directly in between the Earth and the Sun, we see a solar eclipse. The Moon appears to pass in front of the Sun and darken it completely. And in the opposite situation, when the Earth is in between the Sun and the Moon, the Earth’s shadow darkens the Moon. This is a lunar eclipse. We don’t see eclipses every month because the Moon’s orbit it tilted slightly away from the Earth’s orbit around the Sun. Sometimes the Moon is above this orbit and sometimes it’s below, so it doesn’t block the light from the Sun, or get caught in the Earth’s shadow.

The Sun and the Moon work together to create the tides we experience here on Earth. Most of the rise of the tides comes from the gravitational pull of the Moon, but a small amount comes from the Sun. When the two objects are on the same side of the Earth, we get the highest and lowest tides, and when they’re on opposite sides of the Earth, the tides are less extreme.

First of all, without the sun, there would not be an ozone layer. The sun heats the earth and cause the warm air to move up in the atmosphere displacing the cold air, thus wind currents are born. These wind currents are what regulate the weather on our planet. The gravity of the sun and the planets help them to attract so not to just fly away, and the individual planet rotations help keep the planets in their respective orbit, and the position of these orbits determine the seasons on the planets. The gravitational pull of the moon is what regulates the tides, and it actually cause movement - although slight - of the earth’s crust. This gravitational pull also keeps keeps the earth’s roation under control, thus keeping the poles balanced so not to make the seasons on earth unstable and unpredictable. That is about as close to being in a nutshell as this complicatted question will allow the answer to be.

thank you sooo much!

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