A 'wobble' in the moon's orbit could result in record flooding in the 2030s, new study finds

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The article reports, "The moon influences the tides, but the power of the moon's pull isn't equal from year to year; the moon actually has a "wobble" in its orbit, slightly altering its position relative to Earth on a rhythmic 18.6-year cycle. For half of the cycle, the moon suppresses tides on Earth, resulting in lower high tides and higher low tides. For the other half of the cycle, tides are amplified, with higher high tides and lower low tides, according to NASA."

My observation. Calculating over geologic time, the Moon is much closer to Earth and orbiting with a much shorter lunar month too. That includes the age of the dinosaurs. It seems there should be much more flooding issues with the tides in the past when extrapolated back over millions and billions of years compared to the present or even using Assyrian and Babylonian solar and lunar eclipse records over 3,000 years ago.
 
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Would that not be the saros cycle? Been there ever since the moon. But, the moon is actually receding, not getting closer, about 38 mm per year.
 

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