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What would happen to ocean water if the moon comes nearer to the earth? 

A

Fall of temperature

B

Stopping of ocean currents

C

Rise of sea level

D

Increase in height of oceanic tides

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Increase in height of oceanic tides

The oceanic tides are caused due to tide-producing forces of the sun and the moon. According to the famous law of gravitation enunciation by Newton, the moon, as well as the sun, attract earth crust and water of the ocean. So if the moon comes near to the earth it will increase the height of oceanic tides. As the earth is solid and the oceans have water, the water will rise many meters due to their attraction. 

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