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Posted: 1/30/2011 4:47:16 PM EDT
So I'm wondering... At high tide do we weigh less than at low tide?





Damn I need to find something to do!
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 4:53:12 PM EDT
Tide may lag the moon a little, not sure.

Yes, the moon affects your weight, but obviously not a whole lot.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 4:54:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2011 4:55:36 PM EDT by JBlitzen]
But check this out:



Alt text: In Rio de Janeiro in 2016, the same jump will get an athlete 0.25% higher (>1cm) than in London four years prior.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 4:55:04 PM EDT
Yeah, since the moon obviously pulls water (tide) it will affect our weight somewhat. Probably not by more than a pound or two, I wouldn't guess.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 5:09:31 PM EDT
Of course it does, I have proof!
It is a well known fact that the Moon is moving away from the Earth at ~2.5cm/year, that would mean gravity here on Earth would be more prevalent.
By the above hypothesis and the fact that I have slowly been gaining weight - my hypothesis is proved!!!
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 5:21:30 PM EDT
Weight? Yes.

Mass? No.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 5:24:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DStrokes:
Weight? Yes.

Mass? No.

Someone suggested the moon affects the mass of things on earth? That's silly.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 5:27:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 20iner:

Originally Posted By DStrokes:
Weight? Yes.

Mass? No.

Someone suggested the moon affects the mass of things on earth? That's silly.


Nope. I used the word "weight" on purpose.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:05:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By XMM:
Yeah, since the moon obviously pulls water (tide) it will affect our weight somewhat. Probably not by more than a pound or two, I wouldn't guess.


Much less than that.

It also has an impact on ballistics, although only significant on insanely long range stuff.

TR85.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:09:50 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:10:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DStrokes:
Weight? Yes.

Mass? No.


He speaks the truth.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:13:38 PM EDT
Sure seems to fuck up my sleep pattern.......
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