King tides were off the charts today. King tides occur a few times a year when, not only are the sun, earth, and moon aligned, but the moon is also closer to earth than usual. King tides can occur at either full or new moons. Today is a new moon (technically a waxing crescent, but close enough).
It never gets old to be a witness to this phenomenon. Tides have a dramatic affect on the scenery.