When do neap tides occur?

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Neap tides occur during a quarter moons. They usually occur twice a month during the first and last quarter moons because the Moon and the Sun are at 90 degree angles to each other, and the gravitational pull of the Sun partly cancels the gravitational pull of the Moon. A neap tide is a relatively low high tide or a generally low tidal range between low and high tides and is caused by an interaction of factors.
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Neap tides are actually pretty weak tides that occur during a quarter moon. They usually occur twice a month during the first and last quarter moons.
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Neap tides are especially weak tides. They occur when the gravitational forces of the Moon and the Sun are perpendicular to one another (with respect to the Earth). Neap tides occur
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Neap tides are weak tides that occur when gravitational forces of Moon
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Twice a month, during the first quarter, and the third quarter of the moon. They range between the highest and lowest normal tides, at the time when the sun counteracts the pull of
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Neap tides happen when the moon is in the first or third quarter. This is because the Moon and the Sun are at 90 degree angles to each other, and the gravitational pull of the Sun partly cancels the gravitational pull of the Moon.
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