Order In Chaos: Definite Rules That Govern The Drift Of Moon Away From The Earth
Abstract
When the Moon was formed it was much closer to the Earth than it is today. It just needed about 20 days then to go around the Earth. Now it takes the Moon 29.5 days to make one revolution. In order to follow the conservation of angular momentum the Moon had to either move closer to the Earth or recede from Earth. The data from the Lunar Laser Ranging Experiment confirms it to be moving away and the velocity of recession of the Moon have been found to be 3.8 cm/year. This rate is not constant though. At present the Moon's orbit has a radius of 384,000km. But what is not yet known to all is that the orbital motion of the moon is actually a spiral motion. The moon is spiralling out and a very simple mathematical equation can describe the actual spiral motion of the Moon. The generalisation of this differential equation is the basic aim of this paper here.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 December 2009
 DOI:
 10.48550/arXiv.1001.0097
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1001.0097
 Bibcode:
 2010arXiv1001.0097A
 Keywords:

 Physics  General Physics;
 Physics  Space Physics
 EPrint:
 7 Pages, 5 Figures