Log in: Username:     Password:
I forgot my username or password.
Physics Lessons Review Links Solutions Physics Shop

Physics Zone Lesson: Earth-Moon Orbit

A misconception in the relationship between the Earth and the Moon is that the Moon revolves around the Earth.  This is not quite right.  The Moon and the Earth actually move around or orbit their common center of mass which is called the barycenter.  As you can see in the animation below, the barycenter,shown as the red dot, ...

You will need to login to see the rest of the lesson.
If you do not have a subscription yet, you can join today.

Advertisements are not shown when logged in.