Barycenter
Related Subjects:
Civics
Social Issue:
  Environment
Target Grade Level(s):
Grade / Year 4
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PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Hello Guys,

You may have learned that the Moon goes around the Earth and the Earth goes around the Sun. But that’s not quite right. Strictly speaking, the Moon and Earth orbit each other.

The barycenter is the point in space around which two objects orbit. For the Moon and Earth, that point is about 1000 miles (1700 km) beneath your feet, or about three-quarters of the way from the Earth’s center to its surface. That means the Earth actually wobbles around a point deep in its interior, pulled around by the Moon.

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