Ocean tides reflect the ever-changing geometrical dance between the sun, moon and Earth, and their gravitational interaction that arises as a consequence. Although high tides and low tides happen daily, extra large spring tides take place around the time of the new moon and the full moon. Neap tides, on the other hand, which happen around the first quarter and last quarter moons, display the smallest variation between high and low tide. EarthSky has made a list of our favorite tide almanacs here, that are based upon the (relatively straightforward) astronomical influences on the tides, not including the harder-to-predict meteorological factors such as barometric pressure and wind.
Tideschart.com – Tides around the world with other useful info on weather and temperatures
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Tidal Predictions for USA and Canada
Tidal and Current Predictor by the University of South Carolina
NOAA Tide prediction for USA, the Pacific and Caribbean islands
Bottom line: EarthSky recommends a list of tide almanacs here, to help you know when to expect high and low tides in different places around the world. These almanacs are based on astronomical influences on the tides.
The EarthSky team has a blast bringing you daily updates on your cosmos and world. We love your photos and welcome your news tips. Earth, Space, Human World, Tonight.