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Michael A. Seeds + 1 other
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Explain why you might describe the orbital motion of the Moon with the statement, “The Moon is falling.”

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To explain:

The reason why the statement “The moon is falling” is used to explain the orbital motion of the Moon

Explanation

Introduction:

The orbital motion of the moon is the rotation of the moon. It means that the moon travels around the Earth in a circular orbit in a sidereal period of rotation.

Moon is subjected to the gravity of the earth, that is, moon is pulled towards the Earth’s surface with constant force.This phenomenon is said to give the sense of falling...

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