Is the full moon rising at the same time always?

Essentially, without going into technicalities, a full-moon rises at the same time the sun sets. So a full-moon always rises at the same time the sun sets, or within a few minutes either way. That’s why it’s a full moon, because it’s facing the sun directly and therefore the moon will be rising in the East and the Sun will be setting in the West.

Sun set times change, as you know. Some times of the year, winter for example, the sun sets earlier and rises later, so we have shorter days. In the late spring early summer the sun sets later and rises earlier, so the days are longer.

But the full moon rises at sunset. There are some technical issues, like when exactly is the Moon full, but I’m just giving you the simple answer. As the full moon continues to rise the sky will grow darker because the sun already went down.

In this image the full moon rose, but was concealed by a hill. The photographer caught this shot as it rose above the hill and the sky was already darkening.

How many nukes are needed to destroy Earth?

We can’t destroy the planet per se, but we can do a pretty good job of wiping life off it with a full scale nuclear war.

But the planet will still be there, floating around the sun like usual. Just no humans left on it. There’ll be just cockroaches, bacteria and stuff like that, but the globe – the actual planet, will not break up or crack or anything like that.

And Earth will rebound eventually, maybe better off without us. We’ve had five extinction events already on Earth, what’s another one? It just means life has to start over. Happened before. Nuclear war or asteroid, it will probably happen again.

Will the moon be closer to Earth one day and will it make ocean tides more severe?

No. The moon is drifting away about 4 centimeters a year. Over time it will drift out to space and Earth will have no moon.

Of course, the sun might become a red giant before that, killing everything, but the answer to your question is no.

As a result the tides will become less severe.

However, as the climate warms and the ocean rises as much as it is now, cities and communities near the sea will become flooded. This has nothing to do with the moon.

Who would win in a human’s future, artificial super intelligence or incoming alien invasion?

You are not going to like this answer.

Of the two, artificial super intelligence will win because there will never be an incoming alien invasion.

There probably are aliens out there. In fact, it’s 100% sure there are intelligent, space faring aliens.

It’s also true that no one can go the speed of light. It’s also true no one can go even 1% the speed of light. Even if you could it would take thousands of years to reach our nearest star, Alpha Centauri. It would take tens of thousands of years to reach the nearest star system – Trappist 1 – with Earth-like sized planets that probably don’t have any life.

These are not “laws” of physics that can be broken by “aliens” with better technology. This is just the way it is.

Interstellar travel is a myth.

However, AI is already in our smart phones.trapist1

What are the odds of another planet having human life forms?

Some will say “absolutely some other planets have human life forms because an infinite universe has infinite possibilities.”

I will say differently. The human form has infinite possibilities in it’s evolution and therefore infinity divided by infinity is either none or all. I’ll go with none.

There’s no humans elsewhere, but there are intelligent, space faring species out there.

What are the similarities of the moon and the earth?

Mysteriously, they are made largely of the same materials which casts doubts on the Giant-impact hypothesis (which predicts the moon should be made of 70% material from Theia, the so-called planet that collided with Earth).

Anyway, they are both rocky. Planets beyond Mars are gas giants with rocky moons, so they have that difference, but the earth and Mars are rocky planets with rocky moons.