Why Does the Moon Orbit the Earth?


The moon orbits the earth since it is in motion and its inertia, together with the attraction of gravity, maintains it in its orbit. Every orbiting body is acted on by gravity, which attracts it to another.
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The moon goes one way and the earth pulls it another way and this battle creates inertia and that is why the moon orbits the earth in continuum.
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