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What is the "moons" greatest gift to all contemporary, earthly life?

  1. qwark profile image60
    qwarkposted 6 years ago

    This should be an easy question to answer for those who have done their homework.
    It provides many, but the operative word is "greatest."
    The answer may be educational to many, to others common knowledge.

  2. pylos26 profile image76
    pylos26posted 6 years ago

    Could it be its gravational effects...what say ye skipper?

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Greetings  RJ! "LIFE" as is presently exists. All else is ancillary. Glad to hear from ya....:-)

  3. luvpassion profile image59
    luvpassionposted 6 years ago

    The effects of gravity due to the moon being 400 times closer then the earth then the sun. However, the cycles of the moon represent the passive forces of things and are the feminine. smile

    When the Lady's moon is new, kiss your hand to her times two
    When the moon rides at her peak, then ye heart's desire seek

    http://blog.redfin.com/orangecounty/files/2008/02/z-bad-moon.jpg

  4. luvpassion profile image59
    luvpassionposted 6 years ago

    Well Mr. qwark did I win? smile

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      luv: so poetic! Since this isn't a contest...win? Impossible! ...but how could I not give you a point for offering a luv...elly answer....:-)

      1. luvpassion profile image59
        luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        To us the moon means more then you think sweetie. big_smile

        1. qwark profile image60
          qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Luv: I know, I play too far out in "left" field to understand what it means to the rest of you. All that is really important is that what it means to you satifies you...:-)

          1. luvpassion profile image59
            luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I didn't mean that the way it sounded, I meant to the rest of us in my group sorry. smile

  5. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 6 years ago

    Skimming off most of the atmosphere.  Without it we would probably be another Venus. 

    While it produces many effects necessary to life as we know it, that is probably the greatest.

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wilderness...without the moon, "LIFE" itself as we know it would not exist. It has been and still is why we exist.

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That was my point.  Without the moon, any life on earth would be unrecognizable to us.  If there was any.

        1. qwark profile image60
          qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          correct! ty :-)

  6. Dolores Monet profile image92
    Dolores Monetposted 6 years ago

    It's so pretty!

  7. ediggity profile image61
    ediggityposted 6 years ago

    The greatest "gift" is the moon illusion. An optical illusion that tricks your brain into thinking it's really big.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You are undoubtedly correct.  It is actually a black hole orbiting the earth.  Starlight is bent around it by gravity, giving the illusion of size, but it is actually infinitesimally small.  It is seldom seen in the daytime as most starts are nocturnal, only coming out at night, and thus it is far to small to be seen in the daytime without starlight.

 
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