Although magnets are not gravity, they are similar. (electric motors work because of the rotating magnetic field) Here’s the best starting place and where I found this information. It came up in “Moon orbit – the encyclopedia version”.
In the year 2015 the Moon will be in the minimal ecliptic orbit, meaning closest track to the Earths equator. The maximum ecliptic orbit was 2006. I asked some of my astronomy friends that year when I noticed the track of the Moon light/shadow on the floor that summer. I used masking tape – full Moon – Moon directly south of the window. Hindsight is great, remember 05 through 09 and the polar ice cap had hot water – the tide- rushing under it for several years. A good portion melted.
I mentioned gravity
Billions of years ago Earth days were much shorter and at this time it is slowing rotation by 23 microseconds a year and the (transfer energy) moon is speeding up. The moon orbit diameter increases by 38 millimeters (about 1.5 inches) a year. Imagine if the Earth could make it past the 2.3 billion ( it’s the sun issue- look it up) year in the future to the 50 billion year in the future time. It would take 47 days for the Moon to make one orbit, the Earth day would also be equal to 47 days now and all the water in the oceans would bunch up on the Moon side.
Timing is everything, I’ve heard that before. How about you? Ugh, I’m really looking forward to the year 2024.