December 30, 2013
In this paper I analyse the paradox of tides, that claims that the Moon and not the Sun is responsible for them, although the Sun's gravitation is much stronger. I correct the official published calculations of tides that I found in a mainstream book and on the internet, which both appear to be wrong, and I come to the paradox that the Moon, although it has a weaker gravitation, is the only origin of the 12-hours cycled tides. The Sun generates 12-hours cycled tides as well, which are weaker, but which can, added to the Moons' tides, cause spring tides.
Theories that refer to centrifugal effects, or to the eccentricity of the Moon-Earth's center of mass can only explain the bulge at the side of the Earth away from the Moon and the Sun.