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Tides are influenced by the moon

  1. Aug 27, 2008 #1
    I have a question about tides. I just read an article that states tides are influenced by the moon, sun.planets and stars. I have no problem with understanding the moon and sun, maybe the closest two planets, but the stars??!! Does anyone know if that is factual and if so, how is it??? Thanks
     
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  3. Aug 27, 2008 #2

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    Re: tides

    No, stars have no effect on the tides.
    In theory other planets have an effect but it is infinitessimal compared to the moon and sun.
     
  4. Aug 27, 2008 #3
    Re: tides

    Thank you
     
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