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Relation between the moon's gravitation and the level of ocean

  1. Sep 15, 2005 #1
    Will any body let me know what is the relation between the moon's gravitation and the level of ocean in earth?As far I know that during newmoon and full moon day the level of ocean increases.
     
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  3. Sep 15, 2005 #2

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    both the moon and the sun have a tidal effect on the earth ocean

    at time of new moon/full moon the moon and sun are ALIGNED so they work in the same direction and reinforce each other tidal effect

    so the high tide is higher than usual and the
    low tide is lower than usual


    the average level of ocean doesnt change, I think, it is higher some places and lower other places, but same average
     
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