Full Moon and the Tide

Full Moon and the Tide

  Picture this: A crab scuttles into a damp rock crevice. Snails chug along rock faces, secretings mucus along the way. Barnacles, glued in place, retreat into their protective shells. An aggregation of anemone’s grab little pebbles with...

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How the Moon and Sun Impact our Tides

How the Moon and Sun Impact our Tides

Even though the sun is about 27 million times larger than the moon, at the end of the day the moon will always have a greater impact on our tides than the sun. So why is this the case? The sun may be significantly larger however it’s a lot...

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Ocean Tides 101

Ocean Tides 101

Ocean tides are created by combining the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun, combined with the rotation of the earth. The moon’s gravitational pull is stronger than the suns, which makes it the most important factor in creating tides. The...

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Happy Pi Day! 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 a.m.

Happy Pi Day! 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 a.m.

We may not teach a course on geometry at CIMI, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate the importance of pi (π). Pi is a mathematical constant that represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Ancient Egyptians and...

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