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Goodnight Moon: Why is the Moon Leaving Us?

by Kenny Hoeschen

Say goodbye to moonlit strolls, shimmering winter nights, and searching for mollusks during low tide because the Moon is leaving us? Is it something we said? Has the Moon grown tired of being nearby for billions of years? Is the Moon tired of hearing about the Kardashians?

Regardless of the reason, the Moon is leaving Earth — slowly drifting farther and farther away each day. Fraser Cain of Universe Today explains what’s happening and why. Goodnight Moon, we hardly knew ye.

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