Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Fun Fact

 

Having trouble falling asleep? That seems to be the case for me too. Random google searches about science fun facts are how I find myself killing time.

My first late night fun fact deals with the ocean tides.  The Moon and the Sun are responsible for the low and high tides.  Due to gravitational attraction, the moon's position above us causing a high tide makes sense, right? But we still experience low tides! The Moon not only has a gravitational affect on the water, but the land too. That means the part of the Earth closest to the Moon is actually pulled towards it, creating the low tide.  The Earth becomes egg shaped at that time! I learn something new everyday, or should I say night.


The soothing sound of the ocean often helps me sleep. Google searching ocean sounds at the moment!