Tide tables and solunar tables for sport fishers in Portland. 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 Portland ...
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Today Sunday, 24th of May of 2015, the sun rose in Portland at 5:07 am and sunset will be at 8:09 pm. The moon set at 12:30 am at 287º west. Eventually, the moon will rise again in the east (75º) at 11:22 am.
In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that the first high tide was at 4:17 am and the next high tide will be at 5:02 pm. The first low tide was at 10:42 am and the next low tide will be at 11:03 pm.
The lunar phase is a Waxing Crescent. Today we have 15 hours and 2 minutes of sun. The solar transit is at 12:38 pm and the length of time the moon will be visible will be 13 hours and 8 minutes.
The tidal coefficient today is 46, a low value, which means that the range (difference between high tide and low tide) will be lower than on other occasions and the currents will also be small. At noon the tidal coefficient drops to 44 to end the day with a tidal coefficient of 42. The tide heights today are 9.2 ft, 0.7 ft, 8.9 ft and 1.6 ft. We can compare these levels with the maximum high tide recorded in the tide tables for Portland which is of 11.8 ft and a minimum height of -2.0 ft.
The solunar fishing calendar in Portland 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:
| from 12:30 am to 1:30 am, high activity minor period (moonset)
from 5:56 am to 7:56 am, very high activity Major period (moon down)
from 11:22 am to 12:22 pm, high activity minor period (moonrise)
from 6:12 pm to 8:12 pm, very high activity Major period (moon up). This period of high activity coincides with sunset; therefore the sun will exercise more influence, resulting in an excellent time for fishing
Tide timetable for Portland. The times are generated in local time in Maine 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 ] , [ average activity ] , [ high activity ] , [ very high activity ]
NOTE: The times reflected in the tide table for Portland 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 feet 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).
Start of summer time UTC-4
March 8, 2015 at 2:00 am ► 3:00 am
End of summer time UTC-5
November 1, 2015 at 2:00 am ► 1:00 am
There are 161 days left until the clocks change
|4:17 am||high tide||( 9.2 ft. )|
|10:42 am||low tide||( 0.7 ft. )|
|5:02 pm||high tide||( 8.9 ft. )|
|11:03 pm||low tide||( 1.6 ft. )|
|Activity of the day
from 5:56 am to 7:56 am and from 6:12 pm to 8:12 pm.
from 12:30 am to 1:30 am and from 11:22 am to 12:22 pm.
Moon age: 6 days
Light: 34 %
|First Quarter Moon (1 day)
May 25, 2015 at 1:19 pm
|Full Moon (9 days)
June 2, 2015 at 12:19 pm
|Last Quarter Moon (16 days)
June 9, 2015 at 11:42 am
|New Moon (22 days)
June 16, 2015 at 10:05 am
|Lunar transit||6:12 pm|
|Duration of the moon||13 h 8 m|
|Duration of the sun||15 h 2 m|
Earth - Sun
Earth - Moon