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It is well known that the moon causes tides, however the sun would also have an impact upon tides if the moon was removed. It is estimated that without the moon, tides would still exist but would be one third as high as they are today. Without the moon we would only have low and high tides, as there would be no neap or spring tides that occur when the sun and moon are on opposite sides of the earth.
If the moon was taken away there would also be an effect on the earth's rotation. Without the moon's significant gravitational pull, the earth would rotate faster, perhaps much faster, making days on earth shorter. Speedy rotation would cause faster winds, many reaching hurricane proportions.