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Tue 16 Mar 2004

Moon, tides and the weather

Category : about

With my emphasis on coastal work, the phase of the moon became a useful gauge. A full or new moon announced the onset of the very low spring tides which would expose rarely seen parts of our shorelines or simply allow us more time to work.

Besides the MPA tide-tables which we buy every year, I use Moon Dock, Mr Tides and Weather Pop on my macintosh to provide me with details. You can search for similar software on a pc.

These days, webpages provide this information easily as well, and I just saw a moon phase indicator I liked at Hwee Ling's blog. I added it to the bottom left of this page, and threw in a link to weather (Bukit Timah) and a tide prediction table (Sembawang) as well. There now, you're as informed as you could be!

Posted at 4:25AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email | Raffles Museum news