Hopewell Rocks

Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Woodworth.

Do you take your Milky Way on the rocks?  Let’s have a look at this incredible image by another local photographer in my area; Adam Woodworth.

Here we see a couple of the most amazing natural wonders in the same image.  First; the vast Milky Way galaxy is seen here stretching high into the sky from the Hopewell Rocks at the legendary Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada.  This is one of the very few places that I still haven’t been in the region, hopefully that changes soon!

The Bay of Fundy is a 170 mile long bay located on the border of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canada and its home to the world’s highest tides.  This area sees tides swing as high as 46 feet from and the largest tide ever recorded was at Burnt Coat Head, just up the bay in Nova Scotia.  Compare that to most of the rest of the world’s 1-5 ft. tides.  The time between tides is 6 hours and 13 minutes so twice daily 100 billion tons of water (More than all of Earth’s freshwater rivers combined) rush in and out of Fundy Bay.

The Hopewell Rocks (Also called “Flowerpot Rocks”) are the end result of an ancient mountain chain known as the Caledonia Highland Mountain Range that stood here hundreds of millions of years ago; long before any of the current North American mountain ranges.  They have since been eroded down through the years by weather, tides, tidal rapids, tidal bores and whirlpools (Like “Old Sow” in Eastport ME; the 2nd largest whirlpool in the world.).

If you get the urge to plan a visit there are some factors to remember as well such as tide heights from Sun and Moon interactions (Spring & Neap tides), perigee & apogee etc.  Remember the Suns gravity is 180 times that of the Moon but because of the proximity of the Moon its effect of us is actually twice that of the Sun.  The cosmos is everywhere, at all times.

I really hope you enjoy this incredible image and check out more of Adam’s work below as you won’t be disappointed!

Adam Woodworth Photography: http://www.adamwoodworth.com/

Blog: http://blog.adamwoodworth.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/adamwoodworthphotography/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AWoodworthPhoto

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/adamwoodworth/

500px: http://500px.com/adamwoodworth


Official Hopewell Rocks website: http://www.thehopewellrocks.ca/

Bay of Fundy Tourism: http://bayoffundytourism.com/

Burncoat Head Park: http://www.burncoathead.com/

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