Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology / Re: Can gravity be said to act in two opposite directions at once ?« on: 21/10/2018 12:23:23 »
The gravitational field around an object is three dimensional. As Bored Chemist has explained quite succinctly. If we define spheres around the earth of increasing radius we would find that the force of gravity diminishes with increasing distance from the earth. The sun is so much further away from the earth than the moon that it's overall influence is diminished. This is determined mathematically as others have demonstrated here and elsewhere in other topics. It is worthwhile to pick up some books on the subject. Expand your mind!
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