Because the moon’s orbit around the sun is elliptical (meaning not perfectly round), sometimes the moon not only appears to be closer (as it does when it is near the horizon), it actually is significantly closer. Tonight is one of those nights. “Full” moon will correspond nicely with sundown tonight. The tides will be a full inch higher due solely to the Moon’s gravitational pull. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and we will see a magical view. Sundown is the time to take a long walk on the beach!