Tide Clock - Stainless Steel

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Tide Clock - Stainless Steel

Tide Clock - Stainless Steel

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29.95

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About the Tide Clock range:

From sailing to sandcastles, we all need to know what the tide is doing. S ynchronised to the lunar cycle, the tide clock provides an innovative and convenient guide to tides. Simply set the 'tide' hand to the full tide position at exactly high tide for your chosen location, then throw away your tide table! The quartz-driven hand will rotate every 12 hours and 25 minutes around the solid stainless steel fascia, giving you the state of the tide at a glance.

Materials:

With a choice of two finishes: a solid stainless steel radial brush finish, or an off-white powder coated

Dimensions:

- 195mm in diameter and wall mounted

How does a tide clock work?

Tides are caused by many factors, but by far the most influential is the moon's gravitational pull on the ocean. It takes the moon an average of 24 hours and 50 minutes and 28 seconds to reappear at the same place in the sky; during this period most areas in the world have two high tides and two low tides. The tide clock has been specially designed to rotate twice each period (every 12 hours and 25 minutes and 14 seconds) giving you a quick and easy indication of high and low water.

Accuracy:

The quartz tide clock will always stay synchronized with the moon. There are other influences on sea levels that affect exact tide times and the user should take these into account:

- Strong onshore and offshore winds
- Changes in the volume of river flows
- Variations in atmospheric pressure
- The sun's own gravitational pull, when lined up with the moon (full moon and new moon) increases the tidal range, and can alter tide times by up to an hour.