Psalms 8:3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the
moon and the stars, which you have ordained;
I did some calculations a few years ago to determine what on Earth we could compare the moon to, and realized that we would have to set the moon in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, there in the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the Sea. So, I did... on paper at least. I looked up the measurements and realized that, with the moon in the middle of the Pacific, most of the surface would be projecting out of the water, with a mere south pole sized area submerged in water because of the size of the moon compared to the shallowness of the Ocean. And more, we would not even be able to see either continent from the surface of the moon, because of the wideness of the Sea.
That leads to grave questions... of gravity of course. How would the force of Earth's mass effect the moon? Could the moon's gravity withstand the Earth's greater pull? How many years would it be before the moon's equator began to sink to the level of the waters? What if there was a man on the moon and he walked from the north lunar pole down towards the south lunar pole? Would he hang suspended upside down there in that netherworld between moon and sea, or would he be drawn in by the Earth's gravity? What if an earthling in a ship sailed underneath the man on the moon? Could the Moon Man jump onboard the ship?
From the sunsets I've seen over the Pacific (virtually) the sun seems to dip right into the waters of the ocean on the horizon, from our perspective. I imagine if we were to move the moon to the Pacific permanently, the light would continue to be reflected from the sun, but only be visible from shipboard as a Gibbous moon in the daytime. So, much of the beauty would be lost. All our nights would be left as blankets of blackness punctuated by pinpoints of starlight from galaxies far away. I think I will just put this waxing crescent moon right back in the sky where God placed it at Creation. Good night moon. And, goodnight to you.
Job 31:26 If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness;