Question: Is the distance between Earth and the Moon increasing?
Answer: Yes. Because Earth spins slower every day (that’s just what spinning objects do), the Moon moves not quite two inches away from it each year. The rate decreases by 1-½ thousandths of a second every 100 years – not enough so that you’d notice, but enough for the Moon’s gravitational pull to lessen. This allows its orbit to increase, which results in a greater distance from Earth. Got that?