On which of the following dates, the amplitude of the tides would be maximum?

Answer: [A] January 3, New Moon

On New Moon or Full moon, the tides will have higher amplitude. In the given dates, on January 3, Earth is at perihelion. This means that Earth on January 2 0r 3 is at closest distance from Sun. So, the tide would be highest in the year on Perihelion-New Moon. This spring tide would be the highest in the entire year.

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