19 May, 15:28

# If tides occur twice a day in most places. How much time is there between a morning high tide and the next high tide?A: about 6 hoursB: about 12 hoursC: About 24 hoursD: about 8 hours

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1. 19 May, 15:37
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About 12 hours is the time between a morning high tide and the next high tide

Explanation:

The Earth's rotation happens between two tidal bulges

The "periodic rise and fall" of the surface water levels of the ocean is called tides. The gravitational action and interaction on the earth by the sun and the moon causes these tides. Different regions of the World experiences different patterns of tides like the diurnal, semi-diurnal etc.

When there is one high and one low tide occurring on a lunar day, then it is diurnal pattern. Semi-diurnal pattern occurs when there are two equal high and low tides on a single lunar day.

Since the Earth's rotation happens between two tidal "bulges" on each lunar day, the coastal areas can experience two high and two low tides in every 24 hours plus 50 minutes.

Accordingly the time between two high tides would be 12 hours plus 25 minutes. Similarly, the time gap between a high to low tide would be 6 hours plus 12.5 minutes.