Well if moon attraks water, then why cant it hold long . as a switch funtions on and off, how does it releases water and again attraks after 12 hours. on off behaviour is my main curiosity.
Tides are the periodic rise and falling of large bodies of water. Winds and currents move the surface water causing waves. The gravitational attraction of the moon causes the oceans to bulge out in the direction of the moon. Another bulge occurs on the opposite side, since the Earth is also being pulled toward the moon (and away from the water on the far side). Ocean levels fluctuate daily as the sun, ...more