Table of Contents

- 1 Is there centripetal force between Earth and Moon?
- 2 Does the Earth have centripetal force?
- 3 Which force keep the moon going around the Earth who provides this force what would have happened in the absence of such a force?
- 4 What is the centripetal force acting on the Moon How would the motion of the moon change if there were no centripetal force acting on it?
- 5 What is the acceleration of the Moon towards the Earth?
- 6 What is the acceleration of the moon?

## Is there centripetal force between Earth and Moon?

There is no centripetal force between the Earth and Moon according to General Relativity.

## Does the Earth have centripetal force?

Centripetal force on Earth is the force of gravity acting on objects (us) orbiting Earth – we happen to orbit the Earth on its surface, at its exact speed of rotation, because gravity “glues” us to the surface as the Earth spins on its rotational axis.

**What force causes the centripetal acceleration of the moon?**

The moon retains it’s orbit around the Earth due to the gravitational force between the two masses, so in this example the Centripetal force is gravity. The moon retains it’s orbit around the Earth due to the gravitational force between the two masses, so in this example the Centripetal force is gravity.

**What is the force that holds the moon in its orbit around the Earth?**

gravity

The Moon, Earth’s natural satellite, seems to hover in the sky, unaffected by gravity. However, the reason the Moon stays in orbit is precisely because of gravity — a universal force that attracts objects.

### Which force keep the moon going around the Earth who provides this force what would have happened in the absence of such a force?

1 gravitational force. Sun provides this force. In absence of this force planets would not revive in there own orbits and may collide.

### What is the centripetal force acting on the Moon How would the motion of the moon change if there were no centripetal force acting on it?

How would the motion of the moon change if there were no centripetal force acting on it? Gravity. If there was no gravity the moon would float away.

**What is the centripetal force of the satellite?**

A satellite can be launched into orbit around Earth by accelerating it to a high tangential speed. When a satellite is in circular orbit, gravity is the only force acting on it, which means that the centripetal force and gravity must be equal: Fc = Fg .

**How do you find the centripetal force of the Earth?**

Centripetal force is measured in Newtons and is calculated as the mass (in kg), multiplied by tangential velocity (in meters per second) squared, divided by the radius (in meters).

## What is the acceleration of the Moon towards the Earth?

approximately 1.625 m/s2

The acceleration due to gravity on the surface of the Moon is approximately 1.625 m/s2, about 16.6\% that on Earth’s surface or 0.166 ɡ.

## What is the acceleration of the moon?

Bulk parameters

Moon | Ratio (Moon/Earth) | |
---|---|---|

Surface gravity (m/s2) | 1.62 | 0.165 |

Surface acceleration (m/s2) | 1.62 | 0.166 |

Escape velocity (km/s) | 2.38 | 0.213 |

GM (x 106 km3/s2) | 0.00490 | 0.0123 |

**Which forces act on the moon?**

Gravitational attraction provides the centripetal force needed to keep planets in orbit around the Sun and all types of satellite in orbit around the Earth. The Earth’s gravity keeps the Moon orbiting us. It keeps changing the direction of the Moon’s velocity.

**How many forces act on the moon?**

Acting on the satellite are two forces: gravity, pulling the satellite toward Earth, and this centrifugal force, pushing the satellite away.