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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea
M. V. AngelM. V. Angel

are shallow-water waves generated by the gravitational forces of the moon and sun acting on the oceans. The earth's rotation results in high tides occurring both on the side nearest to the moon and on the opposite side. When the moon and sun are most closely aligned, at full and new moon, their gravitational pulls work in concert to produce ... ...

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