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 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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