20-03-11 Storm Moon Apogee and Equinox
There was a beautiful full moon last night, coinciding with two other significant astronomical events.



Not only was it the full moon in March, or Storm Moon, but it was also at its perigree - that is, the closest point to the Earth as it revolves upon its not-quite-circular orbit - and so appeared ever so slightly larger that at other times of the year.



If that wasn't enough, today is also the Vernal Equinox, when the sun is directly overhead at noon on the equator, and the first official day of spring in the northern hemisphere.



The full moon also coincides with some very large spring tides, when there is the greatest range between high and low tide.

Low tide this afternoon is at approximately 1:47pm and is predicted to be very low. It's be a great time to go rock-pooling and exploring on Oldshoremore, Polin, or any of the other local beaches.

There is a link in the menu above which you can use to find out tide times for Kinlochbervie.
[Full Moon, Kinlochbervie]


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