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How much less do I weigh when the moon is directly overhead?

Sun, 13th Jan 2008

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Question

asked:

How much less do I weigh when the moon is directly overhead because of the Moon’s gravitational pull on me, pulling me away from the Earth?

Answer

We calculated it’s something like 0.48g lighter for a 100kg person. They’re gonna be about 0.5g lighter when the moon is directly overhead because the moon is attracting you in the same way it attracts water when it makes tides.

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