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2015 tide table and solunar charts for Kaikoura for planning your fishing expedition

Tide tables and solunar tables for sport fishers in Kaikoura. Find out the forecast for high tides and low tides before setting out to fish, and other fishing-related data such as the lunar phase, tidal coefficient, sun and moon rising and setting times, hours of maximum fish activity, weather conditions in Kaikoura ...

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Tide Chart: high tides and low tides in Kaikoura  High tides and low tides in September 3, 2015 today High tides and low tides in September 5, 2015

Today Friday, 4th of September of 2015, the sun rose in Kaikoura at 6:47 am and sunset will be at 6:02 pm. The setting of the moon took place at at 290º west at 10:02 am.

In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that the first low tide was at 2:53 am and the next low tide at 3:22 pm. The first high tide was at 9:10 am and the next high tide will be at 9:38 pm.

The lunar phase is a Waning Gibbous. Today we have 11 hours and 15 minutes of sun. The solar transit is at 12:24 pm and the length of time the moon will be visible will be 10 hours and 2 minutes.

High tides and low tides in Kaikoura
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The tidal coefficient today is 60 (average). At noon the tidal coefficient drops to 54 to end the day with a tidal coefficient of 49. The tide heights today are 0.2 m, 2.1 m, 0.3 m and 1.9 m. We can compare these levels with the maximum high tide recorded in the tide tables for Kaikoura which is of 2.1 m and a minimum height of 0.1 m.

High tides and low tides in Kaikoura

Solunar chart for Kaikoura   Solunar charts in September 3, 2015 today Solunar charts in September 5, 2015

The solunar fishing calendar in Kaikoura tells us that today is a good day for fishing, the fish activity forecast is high. Please, read more about solunar tables. The best times of day for fishing are:

solunar period from 4:42 am to 6:42 am, very high activity solunar activitysolunar activitysolunar activity Major period (moon up)
solunar period from 10:02 am to 11:02 am, high activity solunar activitysolunar activity minor period (moonset)
solunar period with influence from 5:15 pm to 7:15 pm, very high activity solunar activitysolunar activitysolunar activity Major period (moon down). This period of high activity coincides with sunset; therefore the sun will exercise more influence, resulting in an excellent time for fishing

Solunar chart for Kaikoura

Tide timetable for Kaikoura   Tide tables for Kaikoura in August 2015 September 2015 Tide tables for Kaikoura in October 2015

Tide timetable for Kaikoura. The times are generated in local time in Canterbury and the daylight saving time change is calculated automatically, so you don't need to add or subtract anything. You will also have the lunar phase, sunrise and sunset times, the tidal coefficient and the average fish activity forecast for each day according to the solunar tables:

[ 0  low activity ]  ,   [ solunar activity average activity ]  ,  [ solunar activitysolunar activity high activity ]  ,  [ solunar activitysolunar activitysolunar activity very high activity ]

NOTE: The times reflected in the tide table for Kaikoura are tide forecasts only valid as references for sport fishing. They shouldn't be used as a guide for navigation. The heights are expressed in meters referenced to Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW).

MLLW is the average of the lower low water height of each tidal day observed over the official time segment over which tide observations are taken and reduced to obtain mean value (Tidal Datum Epoch).

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Coordinates of Kaikoura
42° 24' 51" S    173° 41' 60" E

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Local time

Timezone Pacific/AucklandUTC +12

Start of summer time UTC+13
September 27, 2015 at 2:00 am3:00 am
There are 22 days left until the clocks change

End of summer time UTC+12
April 3, 2016 at 3:00 am2:00 am

Local time and daylight savings time in Canterbury  Local Time (LST / LDT)
All the times are generated in local time in Canterbury. The daylight saving time change has also been borne in mind for your convenience.


High tides and low tides in Kaikoura
The water level is rising. There are 3 hours and 47 minutes until high tide.

2:53 amlow tide( 0.2 m )
9:10 amhigh tide( 2.1 m )
3:22 pmlow tide( 0.3 m )
9:38 pmhigh tide( 1.9 m )

Tidal coefficient

coefficient 0h 60
coefficient 12h 54

Solunar activity

Solunar activity Activity of the day

Major periods
from 4:42 am to 6:42 am and from 5:15 pm to 7:15 pm.

minor periods
from 10:02 am to 11:02 am

Moon phase

Waning Gibbous

Waning Gibbous

Moon age: 21 days
Light: 66 %
Southern Hemisphere
Next Last Quarter Moon in Kaikoura Last Quarter Moon  (1 day)
September 5, 2015 at 9:54 pm
Next New Moon in Kaikoura New Moon  (9 days)
September 13, 2015 at 6:41 pm
Partial Solar Eclipse
Next First Quarter Moon in Kaikoura First Quarter Moon  (17 days)
September 21, 2015 at 8:59 pm
Next Full Moon in Kaikoura Full Moon  (23 days)
September 28, 2015 at 2:50 pm
Total Lunar Eclipse

Rising and setting of the moon

Moonrise -
Lunar transit 4:42 am
Moonset 10:02 am
Duration of the moon 10 h 2 m
Rising and setting of the moon in Kaikoura

Rising and setting of the sun

Sunrise 6:47 am
Transit 12:24 pm
Sunset 6:02 pm
Duration of the sun 11 h 15 m
Rising and setting of the sun in Kaikoura

Astronomical observation

Earth - Sun
Distance from the Earth to the Sun 2015-09-04 17:50:02

Angular diameter
0° 31' 43"

150,841,141 km

Earth - Moon
Distance from the Earth to the Moon 2015-09-04 17:50:02

Angular diameter
0° 32' 14"

370,679 km

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