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NEWS: Iqaluit August 12, 2014 - 1:25 pm

Photo: a rising tide lifts all boats

THOMAS ROHNER
High tide in Iqaluit Aug. 13, under the influence of a supermoon, or perigee, that developed Aug. 10, bringing the moon closer to Earth than at any other time in 2014. The Iqaluit tide rose to a height of 11.6 metres, or about 38 feet at 8:46 p.m. that evening. The highest tide this month, 11.7 metres, was recorded Aug. 12 at 8:01 p.m. The supermoon effect occurs when the moon’s orbit takes it close to Earth, making it appear bigger and brighter than normal. More big tides are expected for the period between Sept. 9 and Sept. 12. (PHOTO BY THOMAS ROHNER)
High tide in Iqaluit Aug. 13, under the influence of a supermoon, or perigee, that developed Aug. 10, bringing the moon closer to Earth than at any other time in 2014. The Iqaluit tide rose to a height of 11.6 metres, or about 38 feet at 8:46 p.m. that evening. The highest tide this month, 11.7 metres, was recorded Aug. 12 at 8:01 p.m. The supermoon effect occurs when the moon’s orbit takes it close to Earth, making it appear bigger and brighter than normal. More big tides are expected for the period between Sept. 9 and Sept. 12. (PHOTO BY THOMAS ROHNER)

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