Tides and the Moon
|The Earth's tides are caused by the gravitational pull
of the Moon. The Earth bulges slightly both toward and away from the Moon.
As the Earth rotates daily, the bulges move across the Earth. Since the
Earth's water is more fluid than the land, it bulges slightly more, resulting
in high tides.
Question: What part of the day will high tide occur during a full moon?
Question: What part of the day will low tide occur during a full moon?
Question: How many high tides are there in a day?
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