MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The Harvest Moon rises is tonight and it peaks at 7:54 pm EDT. The concern for King Tides in South Florida is low.
Harvest Moon can happen both within the month of September or October relying on how the lunar cycle strains up with the calendar. So the total moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox will probably be known as the Harvest Moon. And talking of the autumnal equinox, that occasion marks the start of Fall and can occur on Wednesday, September twenty second.
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The full moon was given the identify ‘Harvest Moon’ as a result of the moon rises close to sundown for a number of evenings in a row and that helps to mild up the night sky for farmers as they harvest the summer-grown crops, therefore the identify.
The moon will seem full to the bare eye for a number of days from Sunday morning by way of Tuesday.
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Now let’s focus on the impacts for South Florida. Since we’re within the season of King Tides, the following full moon occurrences will improve the possibility of upper than regular excessive tides.
During the Harvest Moon occasion, the possibility to be coping with coastal flooding because of greater than regular excessive tides is at a minimal and particularly for the reason that ocean breeze has been very mild the previous couple of days.
The route of the wind and energy have an effect on the excessive tides along with the total moon part.
If a robust east wind has been persistent for a number of days main as much as the anticipated timing of the king tides then that may improve greater than regular predicted excessive tides.
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The following dates are King Tides occasions that we have to look out for potential coastal flooding:
October fifth – eleventh
October twentieth – twenty first
November third – ninth
November 18th – nineteenth
December 2nd – seventh