# The sun exerts almost 200 times more force on the oceans of the Earth than the moon does Why then is the moon more effective in raising tides?

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Actually, the Sun's force due to gravity on the Earth (and thus upon the oceans) is approximately 179.5 times that of the moon. It should also be noted that the Sun's tidal forces are still present, but are only about 45.5% as strong as the moon's tidal forces.
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The moon has a greater influence on the tides because tidal effects arrise from the difference of gravitational forces at different places on the planet, and the force due to gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance between two objects. The diameter of the Earth is approximately 12,700 Km. The Earth is approximately 149,000,000 Km from the Sun, so the difference of the force due to gravity from the sun at the near side of the Earth compared to the far side of the Earth is 0.0170%. The Moon, on the other hand, is approximately 384,000 Km from the Earth, so the difference of the force due to the gravity of the moon at the near side of the Earth compared to the far side of the Earth is 6.72%.
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The moon's gravitational force difference is therefore about 395 times greater than the sun's gravitational force difference. Remember, the sun's overall gravitational force is still 179.5 times stronger than the moon's gravitational force. So to get the moon's tidal forces in proportion to the sun's tidal forces, we take 395/179.5, which is 2.2. Thus, the moon's tidal forces are 2.2 times greater than the sun's tidal forces, or as we stated at the outset, the sun's tidal forces are 45.5% that of the moon's tidal forces.
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# Why does the sun exert a bigger force on the earth than on the moon?

This is not a joke............. It is because the sun is larger.

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# What effect does the Earth and the moon and the sun have on the tides?

The gravity from the moon and sun work together to form differenttides

# Which influences oceanic tides more sun or moon?

The Moon. However, the Sun also has some influence; so when the Sun and Moon are aligned, the tides are stronger.

# What ocean tides are influenced more by the moon than by the sun?

they are influenced more by the moon The Sun is farther from Earth than the Moon is.

# Which out of the moon or the sun is more attracted to the earths ocean?

The moon has a greater effect than the sun on the earths oceans.

# If the gravitational force of the sun is more than the gravitational force of moon on the earth why the tides are affected by the moon's gravitational force and not by the sun's?

Gravitational force depends on distance and mass. The distance between the sun is much greater than the distance between earth and the moon. Therefore, the gravitational pull

# What has more influence on tides moon or sun?

moon. it has gravatational pull

# How does the sun moon earth effect ocean tides?

the sun has a much smaller effect than the moon. the moon pulls anything toward it wherever it is over earth, which is usually ocean due to the fact that earth is almost all w

# Why does the moon have more effect on the tides then the sun?

The Moon has a greater effect on earth's tides than the sun because the moon is much closer to the earth than the sun. The sun's mass is much larger than the moon's, but the m

# Why is the effect of the sun on earths tides less than that on the moon?

because it is farther away from earth
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# Why does the moon influence tides more then the sun?

Because, although the moon's gravitational pull is much, much weaker than the sun's, the moon's gravitational pull is about 375 times closer to us than the sun's.

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# Does the sun or moon have more affect on tides?

The moon affects the tides more than the sun.

# Why do tides occur if earth has more gravity than moon?

While the moon's gravity is weaker than Earth's, especially atEarth's distance from it, it still attracts Earth and everything onit, though not nearly as much as Earth's own g

# What force do the sun and the moon exert on the earth?

They exert Gravitational Force on each other. It is a force which is directly proportional to Mass of the object