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Why the moon has more role in the tides formation as compared to the sun?

I have a major quiz tomorrow. Following topic is included. Why the moon has more role in the tides formation as compared to the sun?

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The formation of tides is dependent upon the distance between the two bodies and as the distance between moon and earth is smaller as compared to the distance between sun and earth, so the lunar tides are more dominant. Source: http://in.docsity.com/en-video/Tidal_Forces_and_the_Earth_Moon_System_-_Astrophysics_and_Cosmology_Introduction_-_Physics_-_Prof_Bharadwaj_-_Lecture_7_Series_9

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