When the full moon is a supermoon
the tidal bore can be super big and when we also have a lunar eclipse it adds
to the drama! The tidal bore will be great for the next few days following the
full moon especially when the moon comes so close to Earth and causes huge gravitational
forces to act on the tides in Fundy! Bring your camera and your binoculars as
the natural wonder of tides and celestial bodies is so great to experience!
The tidal bore in Moncton and along the Peticodiac will likely be a very big
one! The viewing times are perfect and the weather is ideal! When these supermoons
arrive they align to create mega tides and the tidal bore really packs a punch!
It should be great viewing for the next few days or any time a full moon or
a super moon comes along.
Moon Events that may effect the Moncton tidal bore in 2023
Micro Full Moon: Jan
Super New Moon: Jan 21
Micro Full Moon: Feb 5
Super New Moon: Feb 20
Black Moon: May 19 (third New Moon in a season with four New Moons)
Super Full Moon: Aug 1
Micro New Moon: Aug 16
Blue Moon: Aug 30 (second Full Moon in single calendar month)
Super Full Moon: Aug 30
Partial Lunar Eclipse (Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, as seen from Moncton on
December 03, 2023 1:38 AM & 1:55 PM
December 04, 2023 2:29 AM & 2:47 PM
Tidal Bore In The Next
December 05, 2023 3:22 AM & 3:42 PM
December 06, 2023 4:15 AM & 4:38 PM
December 07, 2023 5:08 AM & 5:32 PM
December 08, 2023 5:57 AM & 6:23 PM
December 09, 2023 6:44 AM & 7:11 PM
of Viewing Spots For The Tidal Bore
There are some great viewing
spots to catch a view of the tidal bore along the Peticodiac River as it comes
in from the Bay of Fundy on the high tides. Probably the best known viewing
spot is in Moncton where an outdoor seating grandstand has been built along
the boardwalk trail that runs along the river.
During the summer this is a great spot for photos and making videos of the
tidal bore as it turns the bend as it passes Dieppe and heads towards the
Moncton Information Center right beside the viewing area. Riverview, on the
other side of the Peticodiac river from Moncton, also has fantastic viewing
The Riverfront Trail system runs along the river and the area between the
Gunningsville Bridge and the Causeway is an ideal spot for a long viewing
experience. The surging tidal wave first passes under the Gunningsville Bridge,
hitting the cement pillars that support the structure with a big splash, and
then rushes up past the Chocolate River Factory on the banks of the river
where a large boardwalk viewing area with interpretive panels has been built.
The tourist info center is also at the Chocolate River Factory so it's a perfect
stop to park and watch the bore. Lots of parking here and the trail is awesome!