What Is the Gravity of the Moon?


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The gravity of the moon is 1.6249 meters per second squared, or 16.6 percent that of Earth. A person who weighs 150 pounds on Earth weighs just 25 pounds on the moon.

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The moon's low gravity still influences the Earth's tides. The moon tugs on the water directly beneath it, which forms a high tide. Another high tide happens on the other side of the earth as the moon pulls the earth away from the water. Six hours later, the same area will experience low tide. Six hours after that, the high tide will return. The gravity of the sun and the moon work together to produce spring tides and neap tides.

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