Most people are familiar with the effect the moon has on the Earth’s oceans, causing high and low tides on a daily basis.

Now scientists have found evidence that Earth’s natural satellite has a similar effect on the atmosphere – and it even plays a role in how much rainfall we get.

This is because the moon’s gravity pulls the atmosphere, which changes atmospheric pressure and controls how much water can be retained in the air.

For example, when the moon is high in the sky, its gravity pulls the atmosphere into a bulge – just as it does with the oceans.

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