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 »

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 »

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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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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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 »

According to Universe Today, the moon is visible in the daytime because of its reflectivity and because the moon's orbit does not always keep it on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun. When the moon and sun are i... More »

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