One of the main things we know about the moon is that it changes phases throughout a month. This changes the way the moon looks in the sky and it also affects tides. Tides are the fall and rise of ocean water at a given place. This happens because gravity from the sun and the […]
The Moon’s gravitational pull on Earth plays a major role in ocean tides. Twice a month, when the Sun and Moon line up, their combined gravitational forces make exceptionally high and low tides. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have observed this correlation for centuries and incorporated it into their fishing and hunting knowledge systems.