Pertinent Moon FACTS, which have been Calculated-Measured for the MOON: rotational PERIOD, for its ORBIT = 27.32 Earth days;
Mass is .0123 times Earth’s 5.9737 x 10exponent 24 kg= 7.34765x 10exp 22. This is small, in relation to Solar System Planets and Planetoids, except that it is the most massive (relative to Planet SIZE) of all Satellites.
Inclination ANGLE from the Solar System Ecliptic PLANE= 5.145 degrees.
The SEPARATION distance between Moon and earth: 384,400 km, with a CENTER of rotation 1770 km below the Earth surface (Mantle), results in the OSCILLATION monthly of both around this point, and creation of MEANDERS in streams as the CENTER of GRAVITY shifts laterally!
Moon’s equatorial RADIUS is 1737 km, which is near a fifth of Earth’s, and its ORBITAL CIRCUMFERENCE is 2,290,000 km. All of these arcuate CYCLES have INFLECTIONS, which create DISRUPTIONS in the Earth’s CRUST, and result in BOUNDARY EFFECTS noticeable on GOOGLE EARTH. There are several ANGULAR DEVIATIONS which may be seen on Earth STRUCTURES- the first of which is the 5.145 degree Inclination, shown in the DIP of STRATIGRAPHIC BEDS in the following Photo:
Moon TILT angle is near 5 degrees: