#4 How Does the Moon’s Gravity Move our Oceans?


“When a mass is present in the above space-time it distorts it so that whilst it remains true that travellng through space causes you to travel through time, travellng through time now causes you to move (accelerate) through space.  In other words just by existing, you are compelled to move through space – this is gravity.”


Current Moon Theory Basics

The moon was formed ~4.5 billion years ago, about 30–50 million years after the origin of the Solar System, out of debris thrown into orbit by a massive collision between a smaller proto-Earth and another planetoid, about the size of Mars.

Initially the Moon spun much faster, but because it is not perfectly spherical and bulges out slightly at its equator, the orbit slowed down and eventually became tidally locked — keeping the same face toward the Earth. Bulges along the Earth-Moon line caused a torque, slowing the Moon spin, much the same way a figure skater gradually opens to decelerate a spin.

When the Moon’s spin slowed enough to match its orbital rate, the bulge was in line with Earth, which is why we always see the same side of the Moon. In our solar system, almost all moons spin at the same rate as they orbit. The Earth would be a very different place if the moon did not exist. Not only did the Earth slow down the Moon’s rotation, but the Moon is slowing down the rotation rate of the Earth.

Since the moon’s formation, the Earth has been slowing its rotation due to the friction of the tides caused by the moon, and in reaction to this exchange of energy, the moon has been moving farther away from the Earth. In fact, at the time of the moon’s formation the Earth rotated much faster than it does today; a day on early Earth was only a few hours long. But the Moon, being small in relation to Earth, will take more than twice the age of the solar system to slow Earth’s spin rate to the Moon’s orbital rate.


The Moon has 1/6 the gravitational pull of the Earth, yet it moves our oceans up and down, twice each day and actually changes the shape of a mass 4X greater than itself from 238,000 miles away.

This is achieved despite the greater Earth’s pull and the even greater gravitational pull by the Sun some 93million miles away that locks in both the Earth and Moon in his orbit.

However, the Moon’s gravity is so great it able to over power the Sun and Earth, through our stratospheres, tropospheres, ionospheres, and magnetosphere that surround Earth and move the oceans.

The moons pull is so consistent that we can set our tidal tables almost up to the second.

Yet the tidal pulls are not the same everywhere. Some areas have tidal changes of dozens of feet and only a short distance away tidal change is as little as foot or two.

Curiously, the Moon’s gravity cannot be measured on all lakes, rivers, ponds and streams. The reason given – “size matters”.

“Indeed, tides exist in all bodies of water, even one’s bathtub, but is so infinitesmally small, as to be unmeasurable. Even on Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes of North America, the tiny effect of a tide is overcome by the effect of barometric pressure and the phenomenon known as a seiche. There are no Tide Tables of the Great Lakes and seiche warnings are rarely broadcast, as most cause a variance of less than 50 cm. The effects of a seiche may be felt strongest in the Straits of Mackinac between Lakes Huron and Michigan.”

R. Manning, Marquette, Michigan, USA

Sir Isaac Newton is credited with discovering the principal laws of gravity we are taught to believe to this day. The oceans are held in place on Earth, spinning around on its axis at 1,000 mph by gravity that is 238X stronger than the centrifugal force that would normally cause everything to get flung outwardly by rotational force alone.

So Earth’s gravity pull is massive to hold in the oceans, buildings and us. (The Red arrow represents 238 the power of the yellow, while the green represents rotation at 1,000 mph.)

Question?  So why does a wet tennis ball fling water outward? Why doesn’t gravity hold the water in as well against centrifugal force?

Yet gravity is invisible, we are told, and is caused by curvature and the mysterious “black matter”

 What is the cause of the effect we refer to as gravity?   

The current mainstream Theory of Gravity view is :

  • Gravity is a natural consequence of the presence of matter causing a curvature of spacetime
  • Spacetime is distorted by the accelerating movement of dark energy

So matter causes curvature in space and time along with dark energy to create gravity. (make sure to click on the above link on website “simple gravity” that describes gravity as anything but simply. Also note, that gravity is still a “theory”).


“A Gravitron” sends force out by spinning on a central axle, on an angular plane. Force is outward….and the spin is not 1,000 mph.


(Picture by NASA)

What is the Source of Gravity?  “Well, We Just Don’t Know”, say the Theoretical Scientists?

“Gravity is completely different from the other forces described by the standard model,” said Mark Jackson, a theoretical physicist at Fermilab in Illinois. “When you do some calculations about small gravitational interactions, you get stupid answers. The math simply doesn’t work.”

Classically, we can measure waves, and waves are made up of particles,” said Siemens, who is also a member of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) that looks for wave-like evidence of gravity. By detecting gravitational waves, there would be grounds to suggest gravitons really exist—and begin seeking it out.

“At this point it seems like science fiction. Theoretically, however, we should be able to detect single gravitons,” Siemens said. “But how is the big question.”



“Hey Bill, where did all the stars go?”

Picture by NASA

(Astronaut said to be outside the space station which is traveling at 17,500 mph around the Earth but he does not need any power to keep up with his vehicle he is utethered to nor feel the intense wind created by such speeds).

Earth’s gravity dissipates some 100 miles into space by 10%, thereby allowing astronauts to walk in space, so the story goes. The reason for being able to space walk is that astronauts are “falling” back to Earth towards the center core of the Earth where gravitational pull is said to originate from-NASA:

Some people think that there is no gravity in space. In fact, a small amount of gravity can be found everywhere in space. Gravity is what holds the moon in orbit around Earth. Gravity causes Earth to orbit the sun. It keeps the sun in place in the Milky Way galaxy. Gravity, however, does become weaker with distance. It is possible for a spacecraft to go far enough from Earth that a person inside would feel very little gravity. But this is not why things float on a spacecraft in orbit. The International Space Station orbits Earth at an altitude between 200 and 250 miles. At that altitude, Earth’s gravity is about 90 percent of what it is on the planet’s surface.

Why Do Objects Float in Orbit?
If 90 percent of Earth’s gravity reaches the space station, then why do astronauts float there? The answer is because they are in free fall. In a vacuum, gravity causes all objects to fall at the same rate. The mass of the object does not matter. If a person drops a hammer and a feather, air will make the feather fall more slowly. But if there were no air, they would fall at the same acceleration. (Source)

The point being that at some point, Earth’s gravity in space is lessened though it remains enough to keep the moon orbiting around her, but low enough that moon walkers are only 1/6, or 17% of Earths and its mass is 1/4 the size of the Earth.

So the moon being some 238,000 miles away, with 1/6th the pull of Earth still has enough power, though gravity dissipates over distance, to move our mighty oceans up and down twice a day while rearranging the spherical Earth to an elliptical shape???

Yet the moons gravity field is so weak on the moon that temperatures vary by hundreds of degrees.

Yet It changes the shape of the 4X larger earth with 6X the greater gravity pull.


8 thoughts on “#4 How Does the Moon’s Gravity Move our Oceans?

  1. Patricia May 10, 2015 at 4:14 am Reply

    Great quote. No idea who Anthony de Mello is, but he nailed it.


  2. Enough Lies August 3, 2015 at 12:55 am Reply

    “So the moon being some 238,000 miles away, with 1/6th the pull of Earth still has enough power, though gravity dissipates over distance, to move our mighty oceans up and down twice a day while rearranging the spherical Earth to an elliptical shape???”

    Go fill up a bucket with water. How much do you outweigh the bucket by? A factor of 10, maybe? Swing it around yourself. Have someone take a video of it. Or, watch someone else do it. Why, if you weigh so much more, does it have an effect on you — an effect which can be observed because you rotate around a point between you and the bucket? Make the string longer, the effect remains.


    • jwlpeace August 3, 2015 at 1:43 am Reply

      this is the 6th grade propaganda classroom argument.
      1) water is not held in a “bucket” on earth.
      2) what makes the person spin?
      3) what the heck does string have to do with gravity? where does string come in holding person to bucket.

      none of this makes any sense to anyone who thinks for themselves, yet this is what is taught as “astronomy” in class rooms around the world. geez. Really?


  3. jwlpeace April 10, 2016 at 7:29 am Reply

    what i find is a lack of significant conversation to the comments with always a negative comment…if you cannot look at both sides of the swords, and hold two opposing thoughts in your head, Ms. Berken, just move along. thanx.


  4. Philip January 11, 2018 at 5:37 am Reply

    Ah, gravity! IIRC, ‘gravity’ can only be ‘measured’ on earth (~10m/s/s @ sea-level).
    Claiming gravity is involved with moon/sun etiology and/or lunar/solar orbit etiology are both ‘impossible’ (not hypothetically tenable).

    Fancy math aside, star etiologies and orbit etiologies have never been observed in ‘space’.

    Their etiology and orbit-etiology = God’s Word … since natural causes are ruled-out.
    Gravity (if there is such a thing) seems over-rated at best, imo.


  5. Vella September 21, 2018 at 5:01 pm Reply

    I cannot find anywhere on the Internet where there is an explanation about how it is that a small planet with one 16th of our gravity can overcome our gravity and affect our planet . Maybe I am dense but I just do not understand. Isn’t that like saying the Incredible Hulk can be pushed over by peewee Herman? The notion that peewee Herman can move the incredible haulk and on top of that he can reshape the haulk is ridiculous.


  6. pomeroo February 16, 2019 at 11:13 pm Reply

    It is important to remember that slaves of the flat Earth cult are proud of their low intelligence, lack of education, and inability to learn. All of the blunders committed by flatard fools could be avoided by taking a basic physics course.


  7. Indoctrination Station September 14, 2019 at 3:23 am Reply

    Considering John Whiteside aka Jack Parsons, Aleister Crowley, L Ron Hubbard, Walt Disney and Werner von braun were the founding fathers of NASA and many Astronuts portraits blatantly show off their freemason rings; you can shove your physics classes and take 9th grade Geometry. Also if you read history books Captain Cooke 60000 mile journey outweighs any NASA photo or Neil Degrasse Tyson trying to explain how gravity works.


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