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neaps

[nēps]
(oceanography)
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555 days; synodic month (cycle of Moon's phases in which there are two sets of spring and neap tides) = 29.
Tide type #3--the neap, or ordinary tide, which takes place between full moon and change of the Moon, twice every twenty-four hours.
At such times the gravitational action of the Sun counteracts the dominant Moon's action, resulting in neap tides.
However a neap tide is a tide weaker than a mean or average tide.
Neap tides occur when the orbital arrangement weakens the pull on Earth's oceans.
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