Do We Really Need the Moon?


The moon is so familiar in our night sky that most of take its presence for granted. But do we really need the moon, and what effect would it have on our planet if it didn’t exist?

Space scientist Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock explores how the moon impacts life on planet earth, and how it plays a pivotal role in orchestrating ocean tides, the length of our days, the repeated pattern of  seasons and the solidity of earth.

Yet the moon is constantly moving away from us. In the past, the moon was a lot closer to Earth and as time goes on it will continue to move farther away. The moon’s current location is so well positioned that how life is sustained on Earth is purely down to luck, a cosmic coincidence.

Using the latest computer graphics, Do We Really Need the Moon? invites viewers to look at the moon from a perspective, not just as a rock, but as one of the many key players that makes life on our planet possible.

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