What causes tides?

Have you ever wondered how tides work? What causes high and low tide on Earth? And why do tides rise and fall?

French astronomer François Arago once said: “studying the tides is the tomb of human curiosity.” In fact, the formation of tides in the ocean is a complex equation that involves several variables and factors.

Nevertheless, there are three main elements responsible for the tidal phenomenon: the Moon, the Sun, and the Earth.

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