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πŸŒ’πŸŒ“πŸŒ” What causes tides? πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜

Melanie Mangione

The gravitational pull of the Moon β€œlifts up” the oceans. This liquid bulge is constantly drawn toward the Moon. Because the Earth rotates, alternating high and low tides are observed. The Sun also influences the tides, though to a lesser extent due to its distance. If it is aligned with the Moon, stronger tides known as spring tides are observed. This phenomenon coincides with the full moon and the new moon. Conversely, when the Sun and the Moon are perpendicular, we observe neap tides. This phenomenon coincides with the first and third quarters of the moon. πŸŒœπŸŒπŸŒ›Β 

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