A spring tide is the tide which occurs at the time of full moon and new moon. The difference between the highest and the lowest rise of tides is highly pronounced during spring tide, and hence it can be easily distinguis... More »

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Spring tides occur twice each lunar month, at new moon and at full moon. At these times, the sun, moon and Earth are nearly aligned, which increases gravitational pull on the oceans and results in higher-than-average hig... More »

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Tides form when the gravitational forces of the moon and sun act on the Earth as it spins around its axis. Tides are the rise and fall of the sea level in reference to land. For example, spring tides are the result of th... More »

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The daily tidal range is greatest at the new moon and full moon, when the tidal pulls of the moon and sun are in phase with each other. This phenomenon is called a spring tide and is strongest when it coincides with the ... More »

The moon's gravitational force pulls water towards it, creating a high tide on the surface of the ocean closest to the moon. Also, the centrifugal force created by the Earth and moon orbiting around a central point creat... More »

The beaches in Siesta Key, Fla. periodically experience red tide, a condition that occurs when high levels of red-tinted and harmful algae are present in the water. During red tides, the ocean water may display a reddish... More »

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The most common tide pattern around the world is that of semi-diurnal tides. This pattern contains two high tides and two low tides of the same height occurring in a 24-hour period. Semi-diurnal tides occur when the moon... More »

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