This is a question in HC Verma Concepts of Physics 1
At noon, the sun and the earth pull the objects on the earth's surface in opposite directions. At midnight, the sun and the earth pull these objects in the same direction.
Is the weight of an object, as measured by a spring balance on the earth's surface, more at midnight as compared to its weight at noon?
(Ignore all other bodies in space)
Please provide an explanation.