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Activity Discussion Science & Technology Moon Rotation Effect On Ocean Waves Reply To: Moon Rotation Effect On Ocean Waves

  • Kunwar bharat

    April 28, 2024 at 10:06 pm
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    The moon’s rotation creates gravitational forces that influence ocean tides. As the moon orbits Earth, its gravitational pull causes the water in the oceans to bulge towards it, creating high tides. Conversely, areas opposite the moon experience low tides. This gravitational interaction, combined with the Earth’s rotation, results in a tidal cycle roughly every 24 hours and 50 minutes. Additionally, the moon’s position relative to the Earth affects the height and timing of tides, influencing ocean currents and wave patterns, impacting navigation, coastal ecosystems, and activities such as surfing and fishing.

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