What Causes Neap Tides?


Neap tides are the tides that occur when the difference between high and low tide is least. They occur twice a month, during the first as well as the third quarters of the moon. Neap tides are also the lowest levels of the high tides.
Q&A Related to "What Causes Neap Tides?"
The force of the moon and the pull of gravity.
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When the Moon is at first quarter or third quarter, the Sun and Moon are separated by 90° when viewed from the Earth, and the forces induced by the Sun partially cancel those
What is 'Neap Tide'?: A tide that occurs when the moon is midway between new and full, in either
4 Additional Answers
A neap tide is the one that occurs when the difference between highs and low tides is minimal. It marks the lowest level of a high tide. It occurs twice in the first and third quarters of the moon.
A neap tide is a relatively low high tide, or a generally low tidal range between low and high tides.
A neap tide is a tide during a time period where the Sun and the Moon's gravitational pull are pulling on Earth from two different sides. This keeps the tide from going as high or low as it normally does during other phases of the Moon. You can find more information here: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/moon/Tides.shtml
A neap tide is when there is a low tidal range that occurs between low and high tides. A neap tide is typically experienced during the moon's first and fourth quarters.
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