Sun and Moon makes tides. As Sun is far away its effect on Earth tides is less than that of Moon. The ratio Moon/Sun on tides is 7/3. Sun is more massive and also far away from Earth...In simple terrms effect of gravity is directly proportional to ,mass and inversely proportional to distance.
Sun's Tidal Effect. Even though the Sun is 391 times as far away from the Earth as the Moon, its force on the Earth is about 175 times as large.Yet its tidal effect is smaller than that of the Moon because tides are caused by the difference in gravity field across the Earth. The Earth's diameter is such a small fraction of the Sun-Earth distance that the gravity field changes by only a fac...
Tides are the sum of effects caused by the gravitational attraction of the Moon and the Sun. However, it's the Moon that matters because it is closer to the Earth. There is a much larger difference in the Moon's gravitational field between the Earth's near surface, the Earth's center, and the Earth ...
When the sun, moon, and the earth are lined up, the sun and moon are exerting their strongest force together and tidal ranges are at their maximum. This is known as spring tide (spring tides are not named from the season but from "spring forward") This occurs twice each month when the moon is full and new.
1. The sun does not normally affect the tides to a noticeable degree. However under certain circumstances the gravitational pull of the sun does affect the tides. Under what two (2) conditions. a when the sun, moon, and earth are in a line b only when the moon is between the sun and earth c only when the earth is between the sun and the moon d when the gravitational forces of the Moon and the ...
The tides are an effect on the moon as well as the sun's gravitational pull. For example, when the moon and sun are on different sides of the Earth (which happens about twice a month), the high ...
The sun is about 27 million times as massive as the moon, but also 387 times farther away. Since the cube of 387 is about 58 million, it turns out that the moon has about twice as much effect on our tides as what the sun has…because 58 is about twice 27.
The relative distances and positions of the sun, moon and Earth all affect the size and magnitude of the Earth’s two tidal bulges. At a smaller scale, the magnitude of tides can be strongly influenced by the shape of the shoreline.
The Moon affects the tides of this planet, much more than the Sun. It is the gravitational pull of those masses in space which pull the water of the oceans from the Earth and the Earth from the water.
While both the Moon and the Sun influence the ocean tides, the Moon plays the biggest role because it is so much closer to our planet than the Sun. In fact, the tidal effect of the Moon on Earth is more than twice as strong as that of the Sun, even though the Sun's gravitational pull on Earth is around 178 times stronger than that of the Moon.