Research Document - Hastings Tides

By the date of this photograph the yearly inspections of the Pier’s substructure had been discontinued by the new owners for ten years.

The Moon travels around the Earth in elliptical Orbits of 27 days, 7 hours and 43 minutes. However, each Lunar Month (from one New Moon to the next) lasts 29 and a half days. The Lunar Month is longer because the Earth itself is orbiting the Sun.

The Moon rises in the East and Sets in the West. Tides are caused by the influence of the Moon’s Gravitational field on that of the Earth. Highest tides are called ‘Spring’ Tides as they occur during the Full and New Moon. Quarter Moons result in ‘Neap’ Tides which are lower.

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