Would the alignment of the Sun, Earth, Supermoon and their relative orbital distances around the winter solstice combine to create electromagnetic high tides and low tides? In Norfolk, England there were relatively exceptionally high and low tides.
Both planet Earth and the Moon moving quickest through Sun's electric charged plasma? Some of the shortest distances between various Sun/Earth/Moon alignments, with the Moon 'behind' our globe.
Why are their normally two high and low tides per day?
- A wonderfully fuller moon (super new moon) over the Northern hemisphere winter shortest days and longest celebrations
- Calm weather especially in the evenings and still nights, usually clear nights or a light covering of clouds
- Any breeze was very weak
- Planet Earth's closest physical approach to the Sun (perihelion) on 3 January 2019
- 22 December was a super full moon with binary system of earth and Moon closer than normal
- Earth and closer distance moon aligned with Sun when nearly closest to our plasma star
- The orbital speed of object Earth is fastest at perihelion (closest) and slowest at aphelion (furthest) according to Kepler's laws of planetary motion
- The Moons orbital speed should be quickest at perilune (closest) and slowest at apolune (furthest)?
Sun's winter perihelion
Moon's winter solstice 2018 perigee
A supermoon is a full moon or a new moon that approximately coincides with the closest distance that the Moon reaches to Earth in its elliptic orbit, resulting in a slightly larger-than-usual apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth. The technical name is the perigee syzygy of the Earth–Moon–Sun system or more simply full (or new) Moon at perigee. The term supermoon is astrological in origin and has no precise astronomical definition.
The real association of the Moon with both oceanic and crustal tides has led to claims that the supermoon phenomenon may be associated with increased risk of events like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, but no such link has been found.
The most recent full supermoon occurred on January 31, 2018, and the next one will be on December 22, 2018
Supermoon | wikipedia
The tide is high and low but I'm holding on
In Norfolk's coastal towns we had a marvellously clear and crisp northern hemisphere solstice and Christmas (lo, Saturnalia!) period, the barometer was showing settled high pressure. Most importantly there were few windy days and if it was blowing then it was gentle or zephyr.
Norfolk's rivers are mainly tidal rivers and the direction of the wind makes a large difference to the maximum and minimum high and low tides. If a strong wind from the south, north or easterly direction then this appears to push the North Sea's water up into the estuaries, harbours and river mouths. Or the surging tidal wall of water does not allow the fresh and previously pushed upstream salt water to drain, causing the inland streams to get higher.
The most famous example of this is called the tidal surge that created the deadly North Sea floods of 1953. In the summer of 2018 we had surprisly high inland tides, with a couple of weeks of not that strong easterly winds that kept the inland rivers very high, even without much rain or ocean tidal surges.
Norfolk coastal areas and perhaps most British seaside towns can have periods of blustery daytimes and then in the evenings and during the night times the wind becomes calmer, an almost still dielectric.
Would the alignment of the Sun, Earth, Supermoon combined with the full moon's orbit meaning it is closer to us than usual, and the Earth within a couple of weeks of its closest physical distance approach to the eletromagnetic Sun
Flood warning update
Flood alerts have been issued for parts of Norfolk and Suffolk ahead of possible flooding over the next two high tides. Along the River Yare, warnings are in place between 7pm and 11.15pm tonight (January 1, 2019) and between 6.15am and 10.30am tomorrow (Wednesday, January 2, 2019).
A spokesperson for the flood information service said the minor flooding was most likely to effect riverside roads and footpaths: “The flooding is due to the natural tide locking effect of high tidal waters moving up the rivers from Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft that restricts the normal drainage out to sea of the Broads river system at low tide.
Flood alerts issued for Norfolk and Suffolk | EDP
5th January 2019 update
For a couple of weeks there has been very little wind, only a couple of rainy days. If it is a cloudy night then it has been a bit misty.
Flood alerts are being issued for the Broadland rivers Bure, Yare and Waveney as they will be tide-locked by the surge. The combination of strong N or NW winds and spring tide (associated with recent new moon) will bring the risk of large waves around the coast on Tuesday, and perhaps some localised coastal flooding.
Winter surge flood warnings across Norfolk and Suffolk coastlines | EDP
8th January 2019 update
Before and after pictures show destruction of beach huts by high tide | Eastern Daily Press
Video shows dramatic depths of north Norfolk floods in Walcott | Eastern Daily Press
Reader pictures show extent of flooding in Great Yarmouth area | Eastern Daily Press