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1 article for "Priming Tide"

Priming Tide [Astri*Index]

Between New Moon and First Quarter, the Sun and Moon displace the position of high-water to the West, and high-water occurs earlier than it would if affected only by the Moon. The tides are then said to Prime.

See also:
♦ Tidal Forces


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