does moon revolve around Earth same line as the equator?
- Ronald 7Lv 71 month ago
Not at all
We would constantly get Solar Eclipses around the Equator every day
But they line up all over the World
Even on odd occasions at the Poles
- 1 month ago
No, the moon's orbit is tilted compared to our equator by about 6.7 degrees.
- CarolOklaLv 71 month ago
The Moon's orbit is tilted at at 5.15° angle to Earth's orbit, the ecliptic. That means the Moons orbit is tililr at 29.05° to Earth's equator. That is why we do NOT have total lunar and solar eclipses every month. That is also why The Moon's rising and setting azimuths have shifted south in the northern hemisphere.
See the diagram here:
The exact amount of tilt depends on which sources you use and whether they are using degrees minutes seconds or decimal degrees as units for the tilts. My addition may be off since I didn't use a calculator.
- Joe MacLv 51 month ago
No, if that were the case nobody would see it unless they lived near the equator.
- What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
- KennyBLv 71 month ago
The moon's orbit is tilted from the equator by about 5 degrees. This is the reason we don't have an eclipse every month.
- billrussell42Lv 71 month ago
not exactly, the orbit is tilted by 5.14º to the earth's orbital plane and the earth is tilted by 23.44º to that orbital plane, net result is a tilt of the difference, 18.30º, moon orbit to equator.Source(s): wikipedia