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Astro review - The earth is prolate. Two high tides and a...

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Astro review The moon pulls harder on the side its closer to than the other side, therefore you have differential forces (or tidal/stretching forces). If you take anything and pull harder on one side it will stretch. The force of the moon stretches the earth 4.5 inches.
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Unformatted text preview: The earth is prolate. Two high tides and a circle of low tides. As the Earth goes around once every 24 hours you go through the two high tides. Spring tides (extra high by one and a half times) new and full; neap quarter moons....
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