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According to the Static theory of Newton's tides, the "Moon tidal current" moves from east to west at a speed of 1600 km / h,
To add to what Bored chemist has said. The OP seems to think tidal bulges move like this: tides1.gif (292.01 kB . 512x384 - viewed 2404 times)With the blue inner circle the Earth and striped oval the oceans, and the Moon dragging the ocean around with it. However, what it really happening is this: tides2.gif (131.91 kB . 512x384 - viewed 2348 times)The gravity of the Moon distorts the shape of the ocean, but the body of the ocean does not follow the Moon, as shown by the fact that the lines representing the ocean don't move relative to the body of the Earth, just the bulge,
The main users of tidal information are sailors. Providing tidal information related to time is more useful than relating it to distance.If I want to know the state of tide at a particular location I want to know how high it is at a particular time.It has nothing to do with fitting tide theory to reality.
If I want to know whether I am free to sail out I donít need tide tables, I just look at the state of the moon.
This is already too much.
Quote from: Yusup Hizirov on 18/08/2018 19:19:18This is already too much.What is that meant to mean?
Quote from: Bored chemist on 18/08/2018 21:01:45Quote from: Yusup Hizirov on 18/08/2018 19:19:18This is already too much.What is that meant to mean?This means that everyone is oriented to the Moon and the Sun, and he is only on the Moon.