Protecting and Restoring the Morro Bay Estuary.
December 30, 2021

California King Tides Project: Photograph the Future January 1–3, 2022

King Tides are the highest tides of the year King Tides are the highest tides of the year. These tides may surprise casual beach-goers (especially when the tides rise high enough to submerge the whole beach), but they occur each winter at predictable points in the earth’s journey around the sun. King Tides occur under the following conditions Earth is at its closest to the sun (i.e. at perihelion), the moon is at its closest to the earth (i.e. at perigee), and all three bodies are aligned, producing either a full or new moon. Because these tides occur when the …

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