UPSC Geography Oceans and continents Question Bank Oceanography

  • question_answer Consider the following statements: 1. Moon is more effective than the sun for generating tides on the earth. 2. Spring tides are produced by the combined gravitational pull of moon and sun when moon, sun and earth are in the same line. 3. Each day a tide is experienced at the same time Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    A)  1 only                         

    B)  1 and 2 only

    C)  2 and 3 only    

    D)  1,2 and 3

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

     Each day a tide is delayed by about 26 minutes because the earth rotates around its axis while the moon revolves around the earth.

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