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The Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels experienced on coastlines at different parts of the earth. Tides occur on the oceans and inland seas, while lakes and rivers often do not experience tidal effects. Despite the popular explanation of the cause of tides as being due to the gravitational attraction of the Moon and Sun, the workings of the tides does not appear to be completely explained by science. Isaac Newton is said to have considered the tides to be the least satisfactory part of his theory of gravitation1.

Tidal Nodes Analysis

'Strange Maps' analyzes the Tidal Nodes, showcasing the unsatisfactory explanation of the tides as being due to the gravitational influence of the Moon. Run time: 12m



Methods used for prediction of the tides are discussed at Astronomical Prediction Based on Patterns - Perturbations

Foot Notes

1 Rowbotham, Samuel Birley. Chapter XII., Earth Not a Globe., Second Ed., p.160.

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