2.7.3 - In a neap tide.

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When the Moon is either at first quarter or third quarter, there are almost no thrust fronts due to the Moon in synchrony with those due to the Sun.

The wave components due to the Moon hardly add up to those due to the Sun.

So, the wave components, due to the Moon, will arrive unto the coast out of phase, relative to those due to the Sun.

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2.7.1 Almost equal intervals in a series of tidal waves.
2.7.2 Antithetical situations, same effects.

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2.7.3 In a neap tide.
2.7.4 The role of the Sun in the tides.

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Effects on the profile of the tidal waves.

Because of that, in a neap tide, the range between high and low tide is reduced.

On the numbers assigned to the tidal waves.

Legend of the tidal wave graphs.

Instead, if the components of both Moon and Sun are concentrated during a short time (new and full Moon), the range between high and low tide will be amplified. Above all in case the declinations of both the Moon and Sun are near zero, as shown here below.

Differently, in case the declinations of both the Moon and Sun are important, one of the two intervals, between successive tidal waves, taking place during one day, is prolonged, at the expenses of the other one.

Sometimes, to the extent that two tidal waves become one, thus transforming, a semi-diurnal tidal basin, into a diurnal one; though only in appearance [see fusion of two tidal waves].

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