Prose Challenge – Write a story in 150 words that is set in both the day and the night or mentions both the sun and the moon. – Sammi Cox
When I saw this prompt, I was excited. I love taking photos of the sun, especially sunset. I’m also interested in the moon phases and have taken photos of the full moon in different months.
We love walking on Laguna Beach visiting tide pools. During the high tides, the waves bring sea creatures to the beach. The water recedes during low tides and leaves the creatures in the tide pools. Each day, there are two high tides and two low tides. The tides are affected by the gravitation of the sun and moon.
When the moon is full or new, the gravitational pull of the moon and sun are combined. The force makes the high tides very high and the low tides very low. During the moon’s first and last quarter phases the sun and moon work at right angles, causing the bulges of the water to cancel each other. The result is a smaller difference between high and low tides.
We went to Laguna Beach once when the tide was 10 feet hide. Such a high tide also makes the beach a surfing parade.