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Moons gravitational pull

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posted on Nov, 11 2006 @ 09:39 AM
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If ocean tides and waves are a product of the moons gravitational pull how come small lakes or ponds aren't effected? Why don't small bodies of H2O have tides?


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posted on Nov, 11 2006 @ 01:53 PM
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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.



posted on Nov, 11 2006 @ 10:34 PM
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Why can't You see it? Does it start small and get larger with each 'wave'? Why does it ebb and flow? Isn't the pull constant?



posted on Nov, 11 2006 @ 10:40 PM
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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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