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  • Writer's picturePenelope Anne

The ocean still looks angry

Updated: May 21, 2023


How is everyone doing this fine Monday? It was a very long weekend for me. I spent all day Friday and Saturday in the house, because of the very heavy rains we got from a storm that seemed to last forever.

So yesterday my Dad and I went to the beach to get some fresh air and exercise. We had heard and not only seen pictures, but video of the waves at the beach this past weekend. The usually high waves were caused by the 'King Tide' and a storm that hit the East Coast of the U.S. this weekend. Talk about a double whammy. The waves were still bigger than normal last night when we went for our walk. My Dad wouldn't let me go play in them, because he said it was too dangerous. Sure I just get over my fear of the waves and I'm not allowed to go play in the really big ones. 😔

Did you know that a 'King Tide' is a non-scientific term people use to describe exceptionally high tides? Tides are long-period waves that roll around the planet as the ocean is "pulled" back and forth by the gravitational pull of the Moon and the Sun as these bodies interact with the Earth in their monthly and yearly orbits. But 'King Tides' are caused when the Earth, Moon and Sun's orbits are aligned. These larger than normal waves cause coastal flooding. We saw this coastal flooding. This usually happens once or twice a year. Pretty interesting huh? That objects in Space so far away can cause disruptions here on Earth. I think it's fascinating!

Well all this writing is making me tired. I think it's time for a nap. Maybe I can get my Dad to take a nap with me. Wish me luck!

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