Consider the following differences between Spring tides & Neap tides:

  1. While spring tides occur during full moon and new moon, neap tides occur during quarter moons
  2. While Spring tides occur twice a month, neap tides occur four times in a month

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [A] 1 Only

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