Well that’s dramatic, and somehow extremely science fictional:
In reality, though, if the moon was inside what is known at the Roche limit (or radius), the Earth’s gravitational pull would break the moon apart, likely forming a system of rings, which in turn would send the earth’s rotation out of whack and potentially destroy the planet in the process!
I would love to see a video like this of what the moon would look like if outside of the Roche limit.
And then I wonder what the tidal affect would be as well.
Also, this is a great video of what it would look like if a moon-sized object whipped by…