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Since gravitational force decreases with (distance)
, the Moons pull on
Earth is strongest on the side facing the Moon, and weakest on the
The Earth gets stretched along the Earth-Moon line.
Greatest force pulls water away from Earth towards moon.
Both Earth orbits center of mass of Earth Moon System
Weaker force allows water to slide away from Earth on side opposite