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QWhat is the relationship between the Moon and Ocean tides?

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#1i need help !Answered at 2012-12-02 17:16:00
The moon's gravity causes the water to him. Remember that the Earth is rotating once a day and the moon revolves around the Earth every 27 days and bits. (hence the high tide times change a little each day . ) This produces a pumping ocean water facing the moon and you get another lump on the side opposite the Moon due to a harmonic effect . ( Think of stretching a rubber band . Releasing with one hand , but still remain with the other films of the rubber band as far opposite as it can ) The Sun's gravity also has a small effect , so when the sun and moon are aligned you very high tides ( spring tides ) because they are pulling in the same direction . When the sun and moon are on opposite sides of the earth that receives small tides ( neap tides ) .
#2AlejandraAnswered at 2013-10-01 05:30:03
im not even sure i think it has to do something with the gravitational pull of the moon on the tides
#3Willy!Answered at 2014-01-03 17:48:59
The moon's gravity causes the tides.
The sun's gravity also causes tides, but the effect is smaller (the sun is so much farther away than the moon).
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