Actually, small bodies of water are affected, just not as much. Your question could also raise the point that the moons gravitational pull dosnt
affect humans, us being mainly compossed of water. When in truth, if you stood still long enough, you would even have tides and waves of the HCL acid
in your stomach. So, Yes, even very small bodies of water are affected.
The only reason you can see the effect the moon has on the ocean is because the ocean is huge. There is a mass amount of water, and so when it moves
it is obvious.
If you put water in a bucket, set up some form of accurate measument, and waited, you would find that the water in the bucket moves as the ocean does,
going up one side of the bucket and then the other depending on where the moon is.
I'm not exactly sure what you mean in your last post, but there is no constant pull. The tides totally turn around every six hours. You get two high
tides and two low tides every day. And the moon has nothing to do with waves. Wind makes waves.
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