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Lagging Tide [Astro*Index]

Between First Quarter and Full Moon, the Sun and Moon displace the high tides to the East; thus, they occur later than they would if due to the Moon's influence alone. The tides are then said to lag.

See also:
♦ Tidal Forces ♦ Lunar Phases


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