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Tides

Post 1

Todaymueller

Can I point out that tdes can be a lot more than 2 metres . The moon has a strong gravitational pull . http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/coast/tides/tides.shtml?date=20091218&loc=0523


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Post 2

matterdoc

Yes, but Sun has greater gravitational pull. Yet solar tides are much lesser than lunar tides.


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Post 3

Todaymueller

Well it is the sun and moon excerting there gravitational pull together that gives us spring tides. These occur aproximately every 2 weeks.


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Post 4

matterdoc

What happens during neep tides. Gravitational pulls from sun and moon are perpendicular to each other. According to mechanics, there can be only one resultant gravitational pull directed to somewhere in between the original pulls. But we do have two sets of separate tides, one each due to sun and moon. There are no tides where resultant pulls should be.


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