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Tides are caused by Gravity pulling on the bodies of water on the earth and upon the Earth itself. There are 2 gravitational bodies that affect the tides. The sun and the moon. The Moon is much closer to the Earth so it has a much greater influence upon the tides. Notice that when the Earth, Moon, and Sun are all in a line (Full and New Moon Phases) the high tides are MUCH higher than at other times. These are called SPRING TIDES Also, when the Moon and Sun are at right angles to each other the high tides are lower than at other times. These are called NEAP tides
Originally posted by beezzer
Just listening to the news.
They are saying that the full moon will have a stronger reaction to the tide, causing subsequent flooding etc.
My question, however, is this.
Isn't the moon always full?
Isn't it just the light reflecting from the sun that creates the impression of a crescent (caused by the Earth's shadow)?
The moon is never changing. Just the light/shadow impression it makes.
So why the tides issue?????
ATS has smart peoples.
Please help me out!
Originally posted by EllaMarina
I knew it!
Now to see how that could account for the mental effects. But that would be off topic.
As of 10/27/2012 18:00 EDT, water levels from northeast Florida to Maryland are elevated. Water level residuals from Florida to South Carolina are oscillating with the tide and at present are 0 to 0.5 feet above tidal predictions.
However, water levels of 1.5 to 3 feet above tidal predictions have been observed over the past 12 hours at many locations across this region. Water levels from North Carolina to Maryland, including southern Chesapeake Bay are slowly rising and range from 0.8 to 1.7 feet above tidal predictions. Winds from Florida to South Carolina range from 10 to 20 knots with some gusts between 25 and 30 knots. Wind speeds from North Carolina to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, VA are rising and range from 15 to 30 knots with some gusts to 40 knots. Barometric pressure is falling from northern Florida to Maryland.
Water Level and Meteorological plots available below are updated automatically. Water level predictions relative to Mean Lower Low Water are:
Fort Pulaski, GA: Next predicted high tides are 7.4 ft (2.26 m) at 10/27/2012 19:18 EDT and 8.0 ft (2.48 m) at 10/28/2012 07:35 EDT.
Charleston, SC: Next predicted high tides are 5.7 ft (1.75 m) at 10/27/2012 19:10 EDT and 6.2 ft (1.92 m) at 10/28/2012 07:29 EDT.