I haven't been watching the tide charts, but the
tides come in a cycle, which is dictated by the
relative positions of the moon and sun. The
position in the sky of the moon and sun also go
through cycles, but have slightly different
periods (the sun is twenty-four hours, the moon, I
think, is twenty-two). Occasionally these line up,
and produce exceptional tides. These exceptional
tides may be rare on a monthly basis, but they are
just as predictable as ordinary tidal cycles.
Click Here to return to the search form.