Why does the oblate Earth impact low-Earth orbits? What are the effects
Could the same thing happen around the Moon? Why/why not?
Earth's Oblate Nature
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The Earth’s Oblate Nature
The oblate shape of the earth results in it bulging at the center while the polar areas are flattened out. This shape is occasioned by the rotation of the earth on its axis. The oblate nature is evidenced by the fact that the earth’s average radius is 3959 miles while the radius at the equator is 3963 miles (Ziebart et al., 2003). The corresponding radius at the poles is 3950 miles. The earth also assumes a pear-shaped structure because the region around the North Pole is more pointed, as compared to the region around the North Poles.
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