Tides are primarily driven by the gravitational forces of the sun and the moon. Low tide, when the water is lowest at the location of interest, occurs at different times in different locations. As the moon orbits earth, ... More »

A high or low tide occurs based on where the highest or lowest part of the wave hits the shore. A high tide reaches further up on the shore than a low tide. Most coastal regions experience two high tides and two low tide... More »

High tide occurs on the side of the Earth that is opposite of the moon during orbit, while the side of the Earth closest to the moon experiences low tide. The gravitational pull of the Earth and moon causes high and low ... More »

Low tide is when the ocean waters reach their maximum ebb in a location. Low tides are caused by the gravitational pull of the moon and occur every 12 hours, 26 minutes. More »

Neap tides, moderate tides resulting from the gravitational forces of the sun and moon partly canceling out, happen twice every lunar month. A neap tide happens exactly half-way between a full moon and a new moon. More »

Tides occur when the gravity of the moon partially cancels out Earth's gravity, allowing a bulge to form in the water on Earth's surface. One high tide occurs directly underneath the moon, while another occurs on the opp... More »

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Tides are formed by a combination of gravitational attraction from the moon and the sun, as well as the centrifugal force generated by the rotation of the Earth. The position of both celestial bodies affects the surface ... More »