Tides- By: Jacob Deemer


The position of the Moon and the Sun also affect Earth's oceans

Tide: the daily rise an fall of sea level

Primarily the Moon's gravity that causes Earth's oceans to rise an fall twice each day

The Moon's gravity is slightly stronger on the sides of Earth closer to the Moon and Slightly weaker on the side of Earth opposite the Moon

The Sun's affect on tides is about half that on the Moon