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Re: The Moon

Post  Andy on Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:02 am

pinhedz wrote:
During an eclipse, you know that the sun, the moon, and the earth are all in a straight line, so the pull of the sun and the pull of the moon will be in the same direction, so the tides will be at their maximum. geek

That's what happens during a solar eclipse: the moon enters the line between the sun and the earth and does blocks the sunlight regionaly and temporarily.

During a lunar eclipse the earth comes in between the sun and the moon, does preventing sunlight to reach the moon's surface and reflect.
Which means sun and moon are located at opposing sides of the planet and are thus not aligned.

Or at least that's what I thought. scratch

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Post  Andy on Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:09 am

Solar eclipse



Sun + moon same side of the earth

Lunar eclipse



Sun & moon at different sides of the earth

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Post  glue moon on Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:01 am

pinhedz wrote:We need the explanation of neap tides and spring tides that was on page 2.
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