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Subject: Moontides
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: abbey123-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 05 Oct 2005 09:13 PDT
Expires: 04 Nov 2005 08:13 PST
Question ID: 576687
I have a construction job very near the water at Highlands, NJ it will
be affected by moontides, how can I find out when they occur?

Thanks, Dick Williams

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 05 Oct 2005 09:36 PDT
Would this Tide Predictions Calculatorserve your purpose?

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 05 Oct 2005 11:17 PDT
If you need to clarify your question, or ask give more information,
just use the Clarify Question button.

A user's guide on this topic can be found here:

Clarification of Question by abbey123-ga on 05 Oct 2005 11:36 PDT

ID: 576687

I know when high and low tides occur, the only thing I want to know is
when do moontides occur, is there some place I can get this

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 05 Oct 2005 11:39 PDT
Your question is still open and perhaps another researcher can find
the exact information you need.
Subject: Re: Moontides
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 05 Oct 2005 12:03 PDT

Here's a very handy tool for getting a long-term look at the tides in
Highlands, and relating them to the phase of the moon:
New Jersey Tides

--At the top of the page, click #2 for Sandy Hook Bay (which is the
area of Highlands)

--Then click the button (under Shrewsbury River) for Highlands

--at the bottom of the page, make a selection for your month, starting
date within the month, and length (number of days) to create a tide

--click the button that says "Get Tides"

This will create a table labelled "Tides for Highlands
starting...[whatever date you selected]"

The right-hand column of the table shows the "% Moon Visible", and
indicates whether the moon is a sliver (e.g. 2%) or full (e.g 99 or

The highest high tides are generally at or near the full moon.

I trust this is just the tool you needed for you job.

However, please don't rate this answer until you have everything you
need.  If there's something else I can do for you, just let me know by
posting a Request for Clarification, and I'm at your service.



search strategy -- Google search on: [ highlands nj tidal station ]

Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 05 Oct 2005 13:09 PDT
Hello again.

I didn't see your comment to bobbie7-ga until after I had posted an answer.

If the answer I gave misses the mark in any way, just let me know, and
I'll gladly look for additional information.


P.S.  Also, I meant to say highest tides are generally at or near both
the full and new moon.
Subject: Re: Moontides
From: fairesavoir-ga on 05 Oct 2005 12:27 PDT

The WWW Tide & Current Predictor at will get you basic
predictions and a form for customized predictions (tables, graphs,
multiple days, and more). It lists all the tide and current stations
for N America. I have use this calculator on a couple of occasions and
found the time of High and Low tides to be within +/-2 to 3 minutes of
the official Tide Tables for Navigation.

The page for Highland, NJ is
Subject: Re: Moontides
From: fairesavoir-ga on 05 Oct 2005 12:43 PDT
Abbey 123...

Moontides or Spring tides occur at or within a couple of days of the
Full and New moons. They give higher than normal high tides and lower
than normal low tides. When the moon is north of the equator at the
same time as spring tides the effect amplified.

To find the dates of spring tides, narrow down the dates by getting
date for Full and New moons, then go to one of the above Tide links or
use the customize option at this link to print out a whole week or
month of tides. Then look for the tides with the highest high and
lowest low tide heights - these are your "moon tides"

The page for Highland, NJ is
Subject: Re: Moontides
From: fairesavoir-ga on 06 Oct 2005 02:34 PDT

Also, the effect is amplified when the moon is in perigee - closest to
the earth. And even more when the moon is north of the equator *and*
in perigee.

Now that I've got my reference books, here are the dates:

2005 Moon is

at Perigee Oct 14
on Equator Oct 15
Full Oct 17
North of Equator Oct 22
at Apogee Oct 26
on Equator Oct 29

New Nov 1
south of Equator Nov 5
in Perigee Nov 9
on Equator Nov 12
Full Nov 15
North of Equator Nov 18
in Apogee Nov 23
on Equator Nov 26

New Dec 1
South of Equator Dec 3
in Perigee Dec 5
on Equator Dec 9
Full Dec 15
North of Equator Dec 16
in Apogee Dec 20
on Equator Dec 23
New Dec 30
South of Equator Dec 30

(Source: Canadian Tide and Current Tables Vol. 1 Atlantic Coast & Bay
of Fundy, 2005. Fisheries and Oceans Canada. ISBN 0-660-62692-6 )

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