Weather Tidbits: Spring Tide

We explore some oceanography in this Weather Tidbits, with the tides. A tide is a wave that is exerted by the gravitational pull of the sun and moon. A spring tide occurs during a full and new moon, when the earth, sun and moon are nearly aligned.  This tide creates a greater gradational pull causing a bigger bulge on the oceans. This leads to more extreme tides; where the high tide is higher than normal, while the low tide is lower than normal and a wider tidal range.

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