General Info :: Lunar Tides ::

Different types of Tides

Spring tides occurs when the sun, moon and earth are aligned on the same plane. The characteristics of spring tides include high fluctuations of water level between low and high tides. That is to say that water levels during high tides are higher than normal, for example 3.0m and a very low tide such as 0.3m. The length of time between tides are about the same each day and spring tides have to reach a higher water level or recede to a very low level at the same amount of time as any other tides. So this means that the rate at which water level rise or fall must increase. This is why you get strong current during spring tides.

Spring Tide (New Moon)

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Spring Tide (Full Moon)

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Neap Tide (Half Moon)

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