Asked by monicasyal | 12th Dec, 2009, 11:14: AM

Expert Answer:

Hi dear,

In the earth-moon system, the earth and the moon both are orbiting around their common center of mass, which is somewhere inside the earth. The pull of the moon on that side of the earth facing the moon will be more than the other side. The pull of teh moon at the center is in the middle. This differential pull , pulls away water from the near side and the earth pulls away water from the far side. This creates two tidal bulges. Low tide occurs at locations at right angles to the earth. High tide occurs along earth-moon line. Explained with the diagram.

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Answered by  | 12th Dec, 2009, 11:57: AM

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