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Titanic - Historically Inacurrate Moon Phase
This is more of a historical slip-up than a theatrical one...
At the end of the movie when the frozen-survivors are in the water and Rose is waiting to be rescued, you can clearly see the reflection of the moon on the ocean in several different scenes. However, the moon was not actually up that night Titanic sank and would have risen after the sun that morning.
On April 16th, 1912 (the morning it sank), the moon phase was "new" and would not have been up during the night, at all. At the location where Titanic went down (41‹43ŒN, 49‹56ŒW-- off the south-east end of Newfoundland), the moon would not have risen until 5:50am and the sun would have risen before the moon itself.
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pyrobor on 07-02-2007
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ConanaBanana02 writes:
Furthermore, without a light source in the middle of the atlantic, shouldnt it be pitch black outside after the ship sank? my guess is james cameron didnt want those scenes to be a black screen with people talking, screaming, and no sound at all. it looks better to be able to actually see the characters in the water. i could be wrong though.
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