Time and tide

If you share our night-owliness, you may be happy to hear the weather looks promising for tonight’s big (well, technically, tomorrow morning) lunar eclipse. (The height of the excitement, according to NASA, is between 2 and 4 am. You’ll probably see us out looking for the latest-available latte before Ladro closes at 11ish, or is anyone open later?) Since it’s a full moon as well, that brings tidal extremes; we were down by the water for some low-tide sights this morning. First photo, a starfish hugging one of the pilings at Seacrest; second, a NOAA ship passing Alki (with the help of NOAA Ship Tracker, we think it’s Miller Freeman, but aren’t 100% sure thanks to reader Frank @ NOAA for informing us it’s the Okeanus Explorer):


5 Replies to "Time and tide"

  • Frank August 27, 2007 (1:54 pm)

    The NOAA Ship is the NOAAS Okeanus Explorer, which is under going sea trials after conversion from a US Navy T-AGOS ship. The Miller Freeman is a different class of ship.

    The “OE” will be a regular site in Elliot Bay and the Sound while sea trials and acceptance trials are conducted.

    (btw – I work at the Marine Operations Center – Pacific (MOC-P) on Lk. Union.)

  • WSB August 27, 2007 (2:13 pm)

    THANK YOU, FRANK! we thought the name on the stern looked something like “Oceanus Explorer” but we combed the NOAA website and elsewhere on the web and could not find anything even resembling that name.

  • Dis August 27, 2007 (2:31 pm)

    Star*ucks in Burien (Five Corners) is open all night, I think …… (in case of emergency)

  • Frank August 27, 2007 (2:33 pm)

    Your Welcome :-)

    Check back in a month or so at http://www.moc.noaa.gov/ for its web page.

    This is the link for all the NOAA ships in the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets and the associated Marine Center.


  • Kay August 27, 2007 (8:42 pm)

    The tidal extremes link isn’t working, but low tide is at about 11:30 am tomorrow and it is indeed a minus tide, so should be fun for the kids at the beaches

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