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Name: Josh Tyler H.
Status: Student
Age: 12
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: July 20, 2004


Question:
Where does the water go when the tide goes out?



Replies:
Josh,

The moon creates the tides; specifically the high tides occur when the moon is overhead or on the opposite side of the Earth from you and the low tides occur when the moon is 90 degrees east or west around the Earth from you. So, when the tide is low, the water has been moved 90 degrees to the east and west.

David R. Cook
Atmospheric Research Section
Environmental Research Division
Argonne National Laboratory



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