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QHow does the moon s gravity affect the earths (ocean) tides?

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#1LutheAnswered at 2012-12-06 06:26:45
Tides are created by the Earth and the moon are attracted to each other , just like magnets are attracted to each other . The moon tries to pull at anything on the Earth to zoom . However, the Earth is able to hold onto everything except the water . Since water is always moving , the Earth can not hold onto it, and the moon is able to pull it. Every day , there are two high tides and two low tides . The ocean is constantly moving from high tide to low tide, and then back to high tide. There are about 12 hours and 25 minutes between the two high tides .
#2confidenceAnswered at 2013-03-16 01:19:30
It pushes the water up to her and because the flow of water can flow into the Moon while the Earth continues to turn away .
#3┆ o `residual Que Answered at 2013-03-16 07:25:11
It is the main cause of the tides , but the sun also has a bit to do with it . In short , the gravity of the moon pulls Earth 's oceans , causing high tides.
#4DamilareAnswered at 2013-10-27 17:19:14
Tides is a term used to define the influence of the gravitational attraction of the moon and the sun producing alternating rise and falls in sea levels with respect to land.

To a lesser extent, this influence also effects the tides of large lakes. The atmosphere, and the Earth’s solid crust are also acted upon by the gravitational forces of the moon and sun.

You can read more about tides on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tide
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