UPSC Geography Oceans and continents Question Bank Oceanography

  • question_answer Consider the following statements
    1. Spring tides occur at the time of full moon.
    2. Neap tides occur at the time of new moon.

    A)  Only 1 is correct

    B)  Only 2 is correct

    C)  Both 1 and 2 are correct

    D)  Neither 1 nor 2 is correct

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

     Neap tides occur when the moon is at first and last quarter, the sun and the moon make a right angle at the earth's centre. The attraction of the sun and the moon tends to balance each other. As a result, tides with lowest amplitude occur. These tides are termed as neap tides.

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