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Why do tides occur?

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05/13/2015

The tides are mainly caused by the gravitational interaction between the Earth and the Moon.

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01/11/2012

because of the gravitational pull of the moon

it pulls the tide up or push it down

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Not just the moon. The moon along with the sun and the earth's gravitational pull itself.

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no its only the moon!

the moons gravitational pull causes the tides. high tide and low tide. Also each tide occurs twice each day

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the moon pulls the water part of the earth

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if you saw dispicable me then they took the moon away and the surfer fell, so it's just the moon. (even though its a movie)

Tides are caused by the Gravity of the Sun, Earth, and Moon in certain positions.

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I'm going to clear this all up: The tides are caused by the gravitational pull of the moon AND Sun. It says so in my textbook.