Full Moon and High Tide

On my way to the Backdoor for breakfast this morning, I noticed a big just-past-full moon looking striking low in the sky to the west-northwest.

In hindsight I probably should have gone for photos right away, but instead I decided the moon was high enough that I had time to eat and then go try to take some pictures.

As it turned out, I wasn’t wrong about the height of the moon, but what I had failed to take into consideration was the increasing brightness (as the sun rose in the sky), and a bit of haze that really reduced the contrast as the moon dropped towards the horizon.

This afternoon I took some time to go out to Starrigavan during the high tide. Through a combination of atmospheric suppression and not especially high predicted tides, I’ve not been motivated to set aside the various work/projects I have going on to get out and see the high tides this winter.

However, with work nearing completion on the Nelson Logging road rebuild, I was curious to how the high tide looked. While the tide wasn’t high enough to cover the walking trail (which is built up a little from the level of the older road bed), it did come through a drainage pipe to create a narrow pool between the trail and the slope leading up to the new road (which is several feet higher than the old one).

My iNaturalist Observations for Today

About matt goff

I am an aspiring naturalist who seeks to learn all that I can about the more-than-human aspects of this place that is my home.
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