More on tides

For those interested in more info on tides, check out the following NOAA website.

http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/tides/tides01_intro.html

One of the pages has a fun animation showing the tides changing during a lunar day.

Question for Emily and others: This article refers to tide generating force being inversely proportional to the cube of the distance between the objects. What is this ‘third’ force?

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