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Ever Given and 6 other reasons to be thankful for the Moon

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After a week of being wedged in the Suez Canal — and halting traffic in one of the world’s most important trade passageways — the Ever Given was finally freed on Monday.

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How did this happen? In part, because of the Moon.

On Sunday, a full “worm Moon” rose and its gravitational tug pulled a tide to its highest point in months — about 18 inches above normal.

This helped free Ever Given.