The fear of fog or clouds

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Perigean Tide

A monthly tide of increased range that occurs when the Moon is at perigee (closest to Earth).


The eclipse of a star or planet by the Moon or another planet.

Spring Tide

A tide of increased range that occurs at times of syzygy each month. Named not for the season of spring but from the German springen ("to leap up"), a spring tide also brings a lower low water.

Dewpoint temperature

The temperature to which a given parcel of air must be cooled before it becomes saturated; the temperature of an object when dew first forms on it.


Something badly botched or muddled.


Either of the two points where a body's orbit intersects the ecliptic. Ascending: The body is moving from south to north of the ecliptic. Descending: The body is moving from north to south of the ecliptic.


Fear of flowers

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