Oceans and Seas - General Knowledge Questions
Tides in the sea are caused by
Sun and the moon
Effects of the moon
Effects of the sun
Gravitational centrifugal or centripetal forces

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Sun and the moon

Tides are very long waves that move across the oceans. They are caused by the gravitational forces exerted on the earth by the moon, and to a lesser extent, the sun. ... Because the gravitational pull of the moon is weaker on the far side of the Earth, inertia wins, the ocean bulges out and high tide occurs.

Published On : June 3, 2021