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Neap Tide

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Neap tides are those tides where there is least difference between the heights of high and low tide. They occur twice a month, in the first and third quarters of the moon, and are caused by the position of the sun and the moon in relation to the earth being such that the gravitational pull of the sun counteracts the pull of the moon.

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Created: 28 February 2004

Published by South Seas, 1 February 2004
Comments, questions, corrections and additions: Paul.Turnbull@jcu.edu.au
Prepared by: Paul Turnbull
Updated: 28 June 2004
To cite this page use: http://nla.gov.au/nla.cs-ss-biogs-P000372

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