24 Feb 2015

Neap and spring low tides compared.

A neap low tide in January (more pics showing the neap tidal range in this post):

And a spring low tide in February:
January's neap tide exposed 58 metres of beach from high tide mark to the low tide mark. This spring tide exposed 180 metres of beach from the strand line to low water. We are currently being threatened with big, powerful tides because this year the moon is orbiting close to the earth so the lunar gravitational influence on the tides is at its greatest; cue warnings of The End Of The World from some newspapers.

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