Justin, Drew, Niko
Protects Earth against asteroids
The Aitken Crater is 83 miles in diameter that impacted the moon that occured a speculated billions of years ago. The crater hit the south pole of the moon. This photo was taken by Apollo 17.
Effects on our bodies
Without the moon, Earth would have shorter days due to the moon's toll on Earth. This would affect the human body's internal clock with its sleep; people would gain additional problems from the changes in the body.
effects on tides
While the Sun does give Earth a portion of its total tides, the tidal force from the moon to Earth is 2.2 times stronger. Without the moon, tides would be less weaker which may alter with the tidal ecosystem; Earth's natural source of energy would be almost completely depleted. The Earth would even be spinning three to four times faster than it does right now.
Perpetual Ocean by NASA
Effects on Wind
Because Earth would rotate faster, winds will increase. Earth would look similar to Jupiter in the way that Jupiter's wind is extremely fast; Earth would have a 100mph daily winds. Hurricanes would be amplified because of faster winds. More trees will be knocked down due to high winds; this would cause oxygen levels to decrease.
Effects on society
The moon emits almost all light in the sky at night. Without the lighting, crime would increase and would make society more dependent on electricity for lighting the outdoors. Events would be changed because of the 4-5 hour of light per day. It would really be difficult for us to adapt our behavior to the lunar phases.