The Earth’s Moon. Motions of Earth’s Moon. Revolution of the moon around Earth affects: phases of the moon, tides and eclipses The moon’s orbit is tilted at 5 degrees The moon’s period of revolution is 27.5 days
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It takes 1 week to go from new to 1st quarter, 1 week to go from 1st quarter to full (or 2 weeks total), etc
Tides: The cyclic rise and fall of ocean waters due to the gravitation between the Earth, the moon and the sun
Spring Tides: When the highest high tides and the lowest low tides occur, which happens near the full and new moon phases
This is due to the sun and the moon pulling in the same line
Neap Tides: Least amount of change between high tide and low tide- occurs during the first and last quarter phases of the moon
The sun is larger, but the moon is closer, so the moon has a much greater effect on the tides
which types of tides have a larger range?
exactly 12 hours
between high tides
because the moon
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