How Does the Moon Affect the Tides?


The gravitational pull of the Moon affects the tides by pulling the water up slightly on the side that's closest to it, causing low tide. At the same time on the other side of the Earth, the water is being pulled up much less, creating the high tide.
Q&A Related to "How Does the Moon Affect the Tides"
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