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03-22-2011 03:22 AM
Omatako
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Originally Posted by Faster View Post
We had a crystal clear night and it was impressive! Always neat to check out a full moon with binoculars - this one was clear and bright indeed.
If you make a point of keeping an eye on the sky at full moon time, you will find that 99% of full moon nights have a crystal clear sky.

There are people that believe (and I have found it hard to dispute) that there is enough moisture in the atmosphere for it to be considered tidal.

I have been watching the full moon phenomenon for some time now and it is almost uncanny how even heavily clouded skies clear when the moon is full.
03-22-2011 12:48 AM
Faster We had a crystal clear night and it was impressive! Always neat to check out a full moon with binoculars - this one was clear and bright indeed.
03-22-2011 12:03 AM
Bilgewater
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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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Originally Posted by lapworth View Post
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.





03-14-2011 06:33 AM
LarryandSusanMacDonald Maybe now those lunar panels I bought from that fast talking salesman will work.
03-13-2011 07:03 PM
arknoah Sounds great! I'm looking forward to experiencing this. I got up at an early hour in December for the lunar eclipse, and it was great, too. (Of course, I also got up to see Halley's Comet in '86, so I must be into this stuff.)
03-13-2011 01:58 PM
sailjunkie
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Cool! thanks for the heads up!
Ha! Guess what the forecast for Saturday presently is?

We're scheduled to haul out next week, so I'm really rooting that everyone in PNW gets a TERRIFIC view!
03-13-2011 08:40 AM
Flybyknight
Levitating

I must be the odd ball; sprawled on the floor and can't get up
03-13-2011 06:39 AM
centaursailor
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I hear if you drink too much beer, and don't pee frequently enough, you will actually levitate on that day.

White Sands, NM would be the place to see that moon!
As St Patrick,s Day, a weekend event here in Dublin coincides, I,ll let you know, assuming I come back down.
Safe sailing
03-13-2011 03:54 AM
Omatako
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Generally our highest highs and lowest lows here in the PNW will correspond with the full and new moons.
I guess that's why they're called spring tides
03-12-2011 05:27 PM
jrd22
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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.
Generally our highest highs and lowest lows here in the PNW will correspond with the full and new moons.
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