Consider the following differences between Spring tides & Neap tides:
- While spring tides occur during full moon and new moon, neap tides occur during quarter moons
- While Spring tides occur twice a month, neap tides occur four times in a month
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
First statement is correct. Second statement is incorrect because Neap tides occur twice a month when the Sun and Moon are at right angles to the Earth. Also, Spring tides occur twice each lunar month during during the syzygies
This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module