No picture...wouldn't you know it, a zillion critter pics, but no moon shots. Well, there was that photo from the New Years Eve party, but I was thinking more of our celestial neighbor...no, no, not the lady across the street...sheesh!
There's a full moon tonight...according to you who post that little moon phase thingie on your sites. You know what that means of course...Spring Tides.
Spring Tides have nothing, nada, zip, zilch to do with the season. They are our strongest tides of the month due to a sun, moon, earth positioning that works to accent that global wave known as the tides.
If I were Wayne, I would create a computer graphic that would clearly demonstrate the positioning of these 3 heavenly bodies. You can get the general idea if you draw 3 circles (sun, earth, moon) in a row with a line running straight through the center of each. That arrangement will give us a spring tide.
On a spring tide, the pull of these heavenly bodies works to create extra high, high tides and you guessed it, extra low, low tides.
Out at Cedar Key, there's a long, long sandbar called the Sandspit. It's only fully exposed on a low spring tide. If you click on my Cedar Key Tides link over to the right, you'll notice that at 9:04 tonight, there's a tide that's lower than normal.
There's things that come out at night on a mudflat that can't be seen during the day.
I hope to be there.
If it happens, you'll know.