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Supermoon Saturday


It’s called an “extreme supermoon” and when it rises in the eastern sky on Saturday, it won’t just be full, it also will be making its closest approach to Earth in 18 years.

If no clouds get in the way, it should be a great night for stargazers. But the moon, which will appear about 10 to 15 per cent larger than normal, could create abnormally high tides from Friday through Sunday, experts say. And that could mean beach erosion and minor flooding along the shoreline.

“The tides are definitely going to be higher ... worldwide,” said astronomer Arnold Pearlstein.
I just checked the tides for Fulford Harbour, the reference port for much of the Gulf Islands. The are no large tides high tides forecast. The low tides may be large, but still not negative.

Anyone have large tide predictions?

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Re: Supermoon Saturdat

Yup - Normal is about 5' this weekend it looks closer to 6';

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