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 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 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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Low tides and high tides occur as a result of gravitational forces between the moon and Earth. There is a gravitational force exerted on every object on the planet by the moon. The effect of the gravitational force is mo... More »

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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 »

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 »

Tidal waves are caused by the gravitational pull of the sun and moon on the Earth. The moon's gravitational pull has a greater influence on Earth because it is closer. The moon creates a bulge in the ocean on the side of... More »