What causes tides?

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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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