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Subject: Re: solar/lunar forces wrt quakes
From: CapAAVSO@.......
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 18:34:14 EDT

In a message dated 9/13/00 2:28:21 PM Eastern Daylight Time, sean@........... 

<<  In conjunction (new moon)
the forces add, but an equal tidal force is seen on the opposite
 side of the earth because of the conservation of rotational momentum.
 At opposition (full moon) the gravitational amplitudes are maximum. >>

Sean Thomas
    Could you please explain this in more detail. How does it fit in with the 
Moon's tidal force being a quadropole force.

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