The Sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic

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On April 14th - April 15th the R.M.S. Titanic struck a 2,000 ton iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland in the North Atlantic Ocean. There are many questionable reasons to as why the Titanic sank, but there are always the basic ideas. Scientists have theories, but not everything has become proven facts except that the ship did hit an iceberg. The R.M.S. Titanic was affected by weather, design of the ship, or even simple human mistakes. Some speculation about the weather has existed ever since the R.M.S. Titanic has sunk. Some believe it was tides, temperature, or even mirages across the ocean, but let's dig a bit deeper and find what makes these conclusions become reasonable explanations. On January 4, 1912, three months before the Titanic set sail, a solar eclipse occurred. The moon came closer than it has ever been to Earth in 1,400 years, and Earth made its annual close distance to the sun. The last time this had ever happened was in 796 A.D., and the next time this will occur is the year 2257. When this eclipse happened, it made the tides change in drastic measures. On the banks of Greenland floated a 2,000 ton iceberg. Due to the tide changes, this 2,000 ton iceberg split in half, resulting in a 1,000 ton iceberg that gets sent off southward. Coincidentally, the iceberg ends up off the coast of Newfoundland in about 3 months. Usual travel time for icebergs that far is 5+ months. Where this iceberg ends up, is right in the Titanic's path on April 14th. Was this fate, or

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