What will happen to life on Earth if the Moon disappears

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T moon looks like a young brother to earth, since its birth, walking near it to play a game of tug of gravitational rope . Each year, the Moon is 5 cm away from Earth, which would mean that in 200 million years, a day long would be 25 hours long. In this process Earth's rotation actually slows down, and this may raise questions about what would happen to Earth if the Moon were one day to disappear.
A full moon on average is 14,000 times brighter than the brightest being in the night sky , Planet Venus. And so without it, every dark night will be like a new moon. And staring at the stars would be amazing but by the next morning, you will start to realize how important the moon is to life on earth . Between the Sun and the rotation of the Earth and Moon, the Moon has the greatest effect on Earth's tides. Without it, high and low tides would shrink by 75%. This would endanger the lives of many intertidal species of crabs, mussels and sea snails, and disrupt the diet of the large animals that depend on them for food, threatening entire coastal ecosystems in the process. In a few decades, we will begin to see a significant decrease in the population at sea and on land ..
The moon may not have the same effect on human reproduction. But without it , another thing that we equally care about will change, and that is the weather. Tides help to blend cold Arctic waters with warm tropical waters. This balances temperatures and stabilizes the climate worldwide . Without the moon, weather forecasts would be practically impossible. the average difference between the hottest and coldest places on earth can grow to the most dangerous to life . Currently, the Earth tilts around its axis at 23.5 degrees mostly due to the Moon's gravity. If the moon disappears, the Earth's axis will oscillate between 10 and 45 degrees .
Some experts estimate that Jupiter could help prevent Earth's tilt from completely bending out of control. but even an extra mile of 10 degrees can cause chaos in the climate and the seasons .
The Moon is not only necessary for life on Earth today, as experts believe it may have also played a major role in the formation of life more than 3.5 billion years ago. It turns out that the Moon is not just a beacon of light in the night sky, and its existence is critical to the delicate balance that makes life possible here .