The Moon has been the Earth's companion for over 3 billion years. Long before humans walked the Earth, animals came out at night to graze by its friendly light. A full moon rise is one of nature's most sublime displays. When it is not full, the Moon exhibits those familiar phases that also grace the sky.
Besides its visual benifits, the Moon's gravitational pull on the Earth cause the seas and oceans to rise and fall in an endless cycle of low and high tides that much of the Earth's shoreline life depends on.
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