Quote Originally Posted by dugimodo View Post
....... and also on the opposite side of the planet for a reason I forget.
lots of debate & bad science on that one.

Even scientists can get it wrong (since they dont all agree)
due to the sun pulling from the other side
Centripetal force , as the earth/moon orbit a common centre of mass
due to stretching , the oceans are stretched causing what looks like 2 bulges (2 tides)

https://www.haydenplanetarium.org/ty...idal-force.php

Neil Degrasse Tysons explanation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBwNadry-TU