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The full moon is tomorrow night and called the Beaver Moon. It is also one of the biggest full moons of the year and the closest. The moon is in perigee. Expect extreme high and low tides in the days ahead. When the moon is both full and close to the Earth, its gravitational pull on the world’s oceans with the sun is most extreme.
Tides run highest at noon and midnight through the weekend. Tides run lowest around sunrise and sunset.
Evidence of high water will be left in the height of the wrack line along the Island’s beaches, higher than usual. Sand bars that are normally underwater may be visible at low water.
The red planet Mars is easy to spot after the dinner hour. The red planet appears low in the eastern sky at 8 p.m. and as the evening moves ahead, Mars rises with the night. Mars is in the constellation Gemini and will be visited by the gibbous moon on Tuesday.
After midnight look for the ringed-planet Saturn rising in the east. Saturn isn’t as bright as Mars, but it is clearly the brightest in the east after midnight. Saturn is in the zodiacal constellation Leo and near the principal star Regulus.
The brightest planet of all ,Venus, appears low in the southeastern sky before sunup.