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What are the positions of the Earth, Moon, and Sun at a time when there is the least difference between high and low tides? TL;DR response: The simple answer to this question is twice per month … frequencies involved, and their contributions change over time. The greatest tidal variations (difference between high tide and low tide) occur when the tides induced by the Moon and the Sun are in …
answered Feb 27 '15 by David Hammen
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The following diagram from the wikipedia article on the tidal force shows the tidal force that results from a moon. Note that the tidal force is directed away from the center of the planet when the …
answered Aug 15 '19 by David Hammen