The Italian city of Venice, famous for its canals and boats that attract millions of tourists annually, is experiencing a significant drop in water levels, which has led to the draining of the canals for the second time in 3 years.
The drying of the canals is due to the low tide and the lack of rainfall. The water level in the Venetian canals has reached about 19 inches below sea level, with a further decline expected.
The low tide is believed to be the result of a phenomenon called the "snow moon", which is the full moon of February, causing the greatest fluctuations in the tide in Venice.
The name "Snow Moon" comes from the fact that February is the month of heavy snowfall in the Northern Hemisphere.