Explain why the Moon exerts a greater tidal influence on the Earth than the Sun.
Even though the Sun is much farther away from the Earth than the Moon, it exerts a stronger gravitational pull because it is so huge. However, the sun exerts a smaller tidal influence on Earth than the moon.
The reason for this is that there is very little difference in the sun's gravitational pull on...
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it is because there is a constant balance, though the moon is small and the sun is big, the moon is very much closer to earth as compared to Earth. So, by calculating it I found that moon has a greater tidal force than sun because sun is 150 million Km far away.