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What causes the second daily tide?
« on: 01/04/2012 09:46:01 »
Peter Conway asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Question - Tides

A question for you, a little while ago you explained how the tides work but concentrated on the high tide created by the Moon's gravity on the Moon side of the Earth but didn't seem to explain the second daily high tide, so...

What causes the high tide on the side of the Earth facing away from the Moon giving us our second high tide each day, and is it as high as the tide on the Moon side of the Earth?

Many thanks

Peter Conway

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