The mainstream clearly states that the gravitational force of the Moon contributes to the rise and fall of the sea level on Earth.
Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun and the rotation of the Earth.
The lunar gravity differential field at the Earth’s surface is known as the tide-generating force. This is the primary mechanism that drives tidal action and explains two equipotential tidal bulges, accounting for two daily high waters.
The Moon’s orbit is inclined at 5.14 degree to the ecliptic.
The Earth’s axial tilt is inclined at 23.44 degree to the ecliptic.
Thus, Moon orbits the Earth in a tropical band ranging from 28.58 degrees North to 28.58 degrees South.
Therefore, examining the Tide Tables for Cristobal [Colón, Panama 9° 21′ 26″ N 79° 53′ 55″ W] in the Caribbean Sea should clearly reveal the gravitation pull of the Moon when it is overhead.
The regular “heart beat” of the Moon’s orbit is clearly observable at Cristobal.
The Moon performs a long dip as it travels down to 28.58 degrees South which is followed by a far smaller dip as the Moon travels up to 28.58 degrees North. Thus, the Moon is directly overhead [within a few degrees] at Cristobal twice during each Lunar orbit.
The Cristobal tides also clearly display a regular pattern.
However, when both patterns are rescaled onto a single graph it is evident that the tidal maxima do not occur when the Moon is overhead.
The tidal range peaks when the Moon is at its Northern maximum and at its Southern maximum.
The lows in the tidal range occur [primarily] when the Moon is overhead.
Intriguingly, the Northern tidal range maxima are greater than the Southern tidal range maxima.
Therefore, it is probably that the Ambient Force controlling tides is electromagnetic because:
1) The evident differences in the Northerly and Southerly tidal maxima.
2) The tidal range response occurs on both sides of the Earth [but is far stronger on the side of the Earth that directly faces the Moon – see the animation below].
3) The tidal minima [when the Moon is overhead near the Equator] suggest the Moon either:
3a) Disrupts the Solar System Ambient Force.
3b) Disrupts the Earth’s Equatorial [electromagnetic] Bloch Wall.