Tides and a Lunar Eclipse

August 28th, 2007 I began to wonder about the effect a lunar eclipse may have on the tides, so I did some research. With my research, I learned we will have a solar eclipse on September 11, 2007 only weeks after we had the lunar eclipse! Although that's not a lunar eclipse, it's still interesting information, but not what I was wondering.

Continuing my research I learned that a lunar eclipse has no affect on the tides. The tides are only affected by the Moon's gravitational pull, and slightly affected by the Sun. Call me silly for not realizing that before, but as they say we learn something every day!