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

  • Kumar Satish

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    The rotation of the Moon influences ocean tides through gravitational forces. As the Moon orbits Earth, its gravitational pull causes bulges of water on opposite sides of the planet, creating high tides where these bulges occur and low tides in between. The Moon’s rotation synchronizes with Earth’s rotation, resulting in tidal patterns. When the Moon is directly overhead or on the opposite side of Earth, tidal forces are strongest, leading to higher high tides and lower low tides, known as spring tides. Conversely, when the Moon is at right angles to the Sun, tidal variations are minimized, resulting in neap tides.

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