The famous canals of Venice are dryThe sea level of some of Venice's canals has fallen drastically in recent days, forcing some gondolas into the dry park or mud. It is mainly due to cold temperatures, lack of rainfall and low tides that portions of the city in the water temporarily no longer have water. The "blue super moon of blood" and the lack of rain had been the reason for river traffic in Venice. Between January 31st and February 2nd, the depth of the canals dropped 60 centimetres, causing the gondolas and barges to run aground. [caption id="attachment_20071" align="alignnone" width="548"] © Marco Sabadin/ AFP[/caption]“.
How to explain the impact of this “super moon” on tides? When this happens, the gravitational forces of the sun and moon on Earth create unusual tidal coefficients, known as “living water.
It is noted that this spectacular low tide is also due to the high atmospheric pressure, cold weather and lack of precipitation that normally feeds the rivers.
However, the main Venice Canal has remained open, allowing all bus boats to converge on one of the city’s only remaining routes.
Water levels have decreased by more than 60 centimetres in some parts of the city.
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