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Neap tides are produced in the first and third quarters of the moon. Then _______.

A

Moon and the Sun are in conjunction with the other planets

B

Moon and the Sun are in opposition with each other

C

The attractions of the Sun and the Moon are at right angles to each other

D

The Moon and Sun are in quadrant position to each other

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The attractions of the Sun and the Moon are at right angles to each other

Neap tides are produced in the first and third quarters of the moon. Then the attractions of the Sun and the Moon are at right angles to each other.
Neap Tides
During the moon's quarter phases the sun and moon work at right angles, causing the bulges to cancel each other. The result is a smaller difference between high and low tides and is known as a neap tide. Neap tides are weak tides.

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