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Weather Blog: Super Moon on Cinco De Mayo

Weather Blog: Super Moon on Cinco De Mayo

by Mario Gomez

khou.com

Posted on May 5, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Updated Saturday, May 5 at 9:40 PM

Great night weather wise to catch a glimpse of the "Super Moon" on Cinco de Mayo. Here's a shot from the KHOU-11 tower camera taken as the full moon was rising over the downtown Houston skyline. The moon is called "Super" because coincidently it is full and at its closest proximity to the earth.

The moon should be at its closet point tonight at about 10:34pm.  At this time it should have its greatest impact on local sea tides at Galveston Island. You have until shortly before sunrise Sunday morning to see the Super Moon this year. These are the tides and statistics for the moon today from saltwatertides.com :

Tides for Jamaica Beach, West Bay starting with May 5, 2012.

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible

Sa   5      Low   1:02 AM    -0.1   6:34 AM     Set  5:57 AM      97
     5     High   8:01 AM     1.3   7:59 PM    Rise  7:50 PM
     5      Low   2:28 PM     0.9
     5     High   5:20 PM     1.0

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