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Mountain Skies: High Tides Will Be Late In The Month Of August

 

August 19, 2019

The Moon

This month we have another of those high tide phases of the moon. The highest, i.e., spring tides, occur when the moon and sun are lined up and the pull of their gravities on the oceans of the earth are combined. This occurs at full moon and at new moon. The effect will be somewhat stronger if the moon is near its perigee, the point in its orbit when it is closest to the earth. This month new moon occurs at 6:37 am EDT on Friday Aug. 30, followed by lunar perigee at noon, less than 6 hours later. So, for you beach goers, set yourselves up a little higher on the beach that weekend....



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