Contents

 

1.0    ORIGIN OF THE MOON

        1.1    THE FISSION HYPOTHESIS

        1.2    CONDENSATION HYPOTHESIS

        1.3    THE CAPTURE HYPOTHESIS

        1.4    THE GIANT IMPACT THEORY

 

2.0    PRIMARY PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF THE MOON ON THE EARTH

        2.1    THREE WAYS WHICH THE MOON AFFECTS THE MOTION

                 ORIENTATION OF THE MOON

        2.2    THREE FACTORS’ EFFECTS ON EARTH’S CLIMATE

        2.3    EFFECT OF THE MOON ON TIDES

        2.4    EFFECTS OF THE SUN AND MOON ON TIDES

        2.5:   EFFECTS OF TIDES ON LIFE

 

3.0    CULTURAL AND SECONDARY EFFECTS OF THE MOON ON

          LIFE ON THE EARTH

        3.1     CALENDARS, MATHEMATICS, AGRICULTURE, RELIGION,

                  SCIENCE (ASTRONOMY), AND NAVIGATION

        3.2     WOULD SPACE TRAVEL HAVE OCCURRED WITHOUT THE MOON?

 

4.0    EPILOGUE

 

5.0    REFERENCES