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QHow does the moon control ocean tides?

How to control the ocean tides moon?

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#1BRITNY911Answered at 2013-02-12 20:49:31
As the Earth revolves around the sun , the moon revolves around the earth . To be exact with this, the Earth and the moon are two bodies that orbit a common center of mass. The gravitational pull of the moon causes matter on earth to be a little closer to the moon . The surface of the earth , for example , stands about 2 feet by this , and the ocean water also follow this tug , forming a kind of wave.
Now, as the earth rotates this wave reaches land and cause a flood there. Now this is only half the story . from earth and moon rotate around a common center of mass , the water on the opposite side of the earth is being pushed by centrifugal forces another wave .
#2alikAnswered at 2013-03-08 18:12:45
Its gravitational field attracts the ocean a bit causing the tides rise and fall every day
#3LMHAnswered at 2013-09-24 23:38:34
Even though the moon does not have as much gravity as the Earth does, it's small amount of gravity is able to reach the oceans here on Earth just enough to pull the waves up towards the moon.
#4m&mAnswered at 2013-10-05 17:29:43
The moon's gravity pulls on Earth's oceans, causing the tides.
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