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    what happens to water at low tide ?

    today it was a full moon and i noticed the tide was unusually low, i notice that water is usually evenly flat and the gravite of the moon pulls the water higher or lower but what actualy happens to the water ? where dose it go to make the water drop ?

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    the water on one side of the world is pushed down when the moon is up, and on the other side of the earth (where it is daytime) the water level gets higher. Water displacement. simple enough concept
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    This does sound like a confusing question unless you know the answer, but I'm pretty sure highly's right on. If it's low tide in one place, on the opposite side of the world it's now high tide. The water just moved a little bit.

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    i thought water was pushed towards the moon. when the moon is closer to your side then the water level is attracted towards it, which increases the level. im not too sure but that's all i know for now.



 

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