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1 article for "Neap Tide"

Neap Tide [Astro*Index]

Minimal range tides occurring at first and last quarter of the moon, when the solar and lunar disturbing forces are at right angles. The height of the neap tide is the difference of the heights of the separately generated lunar and solar tides, which is less than half as great as the spring tide.

See also:
♦ Lunar Phases ♦ Tidal Forces ♦ Spring Tide


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