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Depending on where you live, you have high tides about every 12 hours, no matter what the phase of the Moon.

However, at the full and new moons, you have higher-than-average "spring" tides, because the gravitational pull of the Moon lines up with the much lower gravitational pull of the Sun.

At the quarter moons, we have lower-than-average "neap" tides because the tidal pull of the Moon and the tidal pull of the Sun are working at cross-purposes.

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What part of the day will high tide occur during a full moon?

There is no set time of day that a high tide will occur during a full moon. The time is determined by the location and the tide cycle.


What is worse the eye of the storm crossing the coast during a New Moon or a Full Moon?

There would not be a difference in the effects between a new moon and a full moon. However, the effects of the storm hitting at high tide during a full moon or new moon will be worse than at high tide during a half moon.


How will high tide and a full moon affect storm surge with Hurricane Sandy?

When the storm surge of a hurricane comes in at high tide the affect is worse, as the height of the high tide is added to the storm surge to produce a storm tide. The high tide is highest during the full and new moon phases.


High tide low tide?

high tide occurs when the moon is full and the tide is caused by the magnetic pull. low tide when the moon is not full.


Are tides high or low during a full moon?

it is a low tide


How are the new and full moon phases related to the tides?

There is a high tide during full moon and new moon because that is when the sun, earth, and moon are aligned and it is easy for a high tide to form. There is a low tide during first quarter and third quarter moon because now the moon, earth, and sun are forming a 90 degree angle which makes it harder for a high tide to form, therefore a low one forms.


Why does the high tide occur during a new or full moon?

Because the earth, moon and sun are in alignment


What type of tide occurs during the quarter moon phases?

Neap Tides, when high tide is not too high and low tide is not too low. The more extreme Spring Tides occur during the New and Full moon phases.


What does the moon and tide have in common?

The moon's gravity controls the tide. During the night it will be high tide. During the day it will be low tide.


Did the moon have to do anything with the tides in hurricane sandy?

Yes. The moon is the primary factor in the tides. High tides are highest and low tides are lowest during a full moon and a new moon. Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the U.S. at high tide during a full moon. As a result, the already large storm surge cam in on top of an already high water level from the tide.


What are tides like during a full moon?

During the full moon, spring tides happen. A spring tide is when the range of the tide is at its maximum.


During what phase of the moon does high tide occur?

High tides are the biggest when the moon is Full or when the moon is a New Moon. The gravitational pull of the Moon is greatest at these phases which makes a bigger bulge in the ocean causing high tide. But it also depends on the time of year when the tides are low or high.


What phase is the moon during spring tide?

Spring tides (extreme high and low tides) occur during the New and Full moon phases.


Why there is high tide during full moon?

the gravitational pull of the Moon lines up with the much lower gravitational pull of the Sun.


What happens during full moon?

At a full moon, the moon and the sun are on opposite sides of Earth. Since there are high tides on both sides of Earth, a spring tide is also produced.


Where is the moon during a spring tide?

During high tide it is directly over head.


What special tide occurs during a full and new moon?

wave tide


What is a tide with the greatest difference between low and high tides?

The spring tide is the tide that has the greatest difference between low and high tides. This type of tide occurs during new or full moons when the gravitational pull of the moon combines with that of the sun's.


Why does a neap tide only occur during a new moon or full moon?

A neap tide does not occur during a new Moon or a full Moon... Tides are caused by the pull of the Moon's and Sun's gravity on the water of the earth. During a full Moon and a new Moon, the pull of the moon is added to the pull of the Sun, because the Sun, Earth, and Moon are lined up with each other. This is called a spring tide, not a neap tide. The neap tide occcurs at first quarter and third quarter, when the Moon is oriented 90 degrees to the Earth with respect to the Sun.


What does the phrase neap tide mean?

Neap tides are the tides that occur when the moon's phase is first quarter or third quarter. Since the sun, earth and moon form a 90° angle at those times, the sun reduces the moon's effect on the tides, so the difference between low tide and high tide is lowest during neap tide. The opposite of neap tide is spring tide (the name has nothing to do with the season), which happens when the moon's phase is full or new. The difference between low tide and high tide is greatest during spring tide due to the sun and moon working together on the tides.


What is the difference in high tide and low tide greatest?

That's when Earth, the Sun, and the Moon are aligned - i.e., at full moon and at new moon.


What positions of the moon do the smallest high tide occur on earth?

New moon and full moon


During what moon phase does a spring tide occur?

A spring tide occurs during the full moon phase of the moon. This is also known as the new moon phase and the moon is located between the earth and the sun.


What is a Tide with maximum daily tidal range during new and full moon?

Spring tide


What would the tides be like during a new moon?

High tide (or Spring tide)