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Old 03-21-2011
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Originally Posted by jrd22 View Post
Thanks, hope we get a break in the clouds that night. I checked the tide tables and strangely there don't seem to be any unusually high or low tides around that time here.
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Not sure if I understand tides the best but when you have a full moon the sun is on the other side of the earth so your tides will not be as high as when the moon and sun are on the same side.

Courtecy: digitaljournal.com Ships run aground off UK coast as supermoon blamed for low tides

A cargo ship is one of five vessels to have run aground in sandbanks off the Isle of Wight in the south coast of England on Sunday. It would appear the moon's close proximity to earth over the weekend is directly to blame.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency confirmed that a large tidal range caused by the close proximity of the moon could well have been a factor in the vessels grounding. The Paula-C, a 295ft-long cargo vessel, became grounded in sandbanks near the Needles on Sunday, during the lowest tide seen in years. The crew had to pump out water from its ballast to make the vessel lighter and wait until high tide set them free. No one was injured.





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