Tides have an impact on just about everything on our planet. Animals plan migrations around the tides. Species reproduce according to the tides. Entire cultures make living around the tides’ schedule. Even with the importance that they have on our planet, tides still are not fully understood.
Although tides can be predicted to a degree according to the moon, a precise prediction becomes far more complicated. The moon isn’t the only force acting on the tides. The sun also has an effect despite the great distance. These forces are made even more complex by the their orbits. They revolve around each other in elliptical patterns, rarely in the same position twice. This makes tides a mysterious force to this day.