How often do neap tides occur?

1 Answer
Feb 22, 2016

About every two weeks.


Neap tides occur when the gravitational pull of the moon is perpendicular to the gravitational pull of the sun.

In the graphic above, we see a month animated. We can see that there are about two spring tides and two neap tides every month, with about a week in between.

Read more about Neap and Spring tides here

Read more about tides in general here