What would happen to the earth if the moon were to drift farther away from the planet?
The crest of spring and neap tidal waves, around New Moon and Full Moon days, would be lowered. The lunar disc would look smaller. The apparent magnitude will increase for the fainter moon.
The lunar tidal forces would become lesser in magnitude for the longer distance.
As of now, the apparent magnitude of Moon is
For the brightest Sun, the apparent magnitude is
The apparent diameter would be lesser and the Moon would look smaller.