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How can the Moon have such a strong effect on the ocean?

The gravitational acceleration on Earth is approximately $ 10 \mathrm{m}/\mathrm{s}^2 $. Compared to this, the tidal effect of the Moon's gravity gives a local variation in the acceleration of ...
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Why cant one see tidal effects in a glass of water?

Why cant one see the tidal effect in a glass of water like in an ocean?