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It makes sense to me why there is a high tide at or about noon during new moon, but why is there a high tide at or about mid-night as well?


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The reason is very simple, though it takes a bit of thinking to hit the right direction. Consider the Earth-Moon system, and visualise Earth as a sphere with a layer of water all around it. The water closer to thMoon will get attracted more than the Earth giving rise to the noon tide. But, Earth will get attracted more than the water on the other side this is what gives the midnight tide.

Jasjeet ( Jasjeet S Bagla )



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