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Tide Tables Now Available!

Here at the Farmers’ Almanac we know how important times of tides are for people who fish, build, live on the coast, and more. Starting this week, we now offer tide tables for the U.S., as well as times of sunrise/set, moonrise/set.

Check out our tide tables and be sure to bookmark it for future reference.

And for your tide edification, here is some tidal trivia:

What is a tide?

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Tides are the natural rise and fall that occurs in major bodies of water, such as the ocean or large lakes. Tides are caused by the gravitational relationship between the Moon and the Earth. The Moon’s gravity pulls on the Earth, causing the water to swell in the direction of the Moon.

Does the Sun also produce tides?

Yes, the Sun’s gravity also produces tides, but since the Sun’s pull isn’t as strong as the Moon’s, the effects aren’t as spectacular.

Where are the highest tides in the world?

The Guinness Book of World Records states the world’s highest tides to be in the Minas Basin, Nova Scotia, with the maximum tidal range recorded at 16.8 meters (54.6 ft).

Anchorage, Alaska ranks as the world’s second highest tides: varying over 40 feet between low and high tide.

Do the Great Lakes have tides?

While the Moon’s pull is similar for large bodies of water, especially the Great Lakes, tides are much smaller on lakes compared to ocean tides. The main reason for this is the lack of water available in lakes, they just don’t have as much volume as oceans, thus the tides are much smaller.

Where can you find tide tables for the U.S.?

Right here on, we now have tide tables, even for tidal rivers. Simply enter a zip code or click on a state.

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