Astronomical tides happen when the combined effects of gravitational forces exerted by the sun and the moon reach their strongest, during which sea levels can rise to the highest at high tide and fall to the lowest at the ebb.
Even in cold winter, the sunrise above the Shilaoren beach in Qingdao is still attractive to visitors,especially photographers.
More than 50 local residents are invited to visit cultural scenic spots, as part of the district's efforts to deepen residents' understanding of local culture and history.
Although the weather is cold, tourists still go out to enjoy the winter beauty of the park, which is wrapped in a silver-white layer of frost and snow after the recent heavy snowfall.
Seagulls fly low over the sea as they hunt for prey near a pier in the Huangdao district of Qingdao, Shandong province, Oct 12, 2015.
A series of paintings on fallen leaves featuring scenic spots and landmarks in Qingdao, Shandong province, recently went viral on the Internet.
Authorities in Qingdao, a coastal city and economic hub in Shandong province, expect science and technology to play a more important role in driving local growth, according to the city's science and technology bureau.