Tides are caused by a combination of three factors: the moon's gravity, the sun's gravity and the earth's own gravity. The moon's gravity is the most significant of these forces; it exerts 2.2 times more force on the tid... More »

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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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 »

All tides, including the cycle of spring and neap tides, are caused by the gravitational pull of the sun and moon on Earth's ocean tides. Each month, the angles and alignment of the sun, moon and Earth work to influence ... More »

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the tides are caused by the gravitational force that pulls on the water and the forces exerted by the moon and the sun. The gravitational pull of the moon... More »

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According to Science and the Sea, lunar tides are the most common tides and are caused by the Moon's gravity. Although the Sun's gravity is stronger, it is farther from the Earth than the Moon, which is why lunar tides a... More »

Ocean tides are caused by the gravitational pull of the Moon and Sun. Due to the rotation of the Earth, locations will experience two high and two low tides each day. An alignment of the Sun and Moon will result in more ... More »