Skip to comments.Did a solar flare sink the Titanic? Study suggests space weather may have been responsible for tragedy
Posted on 09/16/2020 7:36:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin
The geomagnetic storm that resulted in the disturbances recorded during the night could have affected the compasses of nearby ships, she emphasizes. If Titanics compass error were only 0.5°, she would have been off her course for around 9 m over 1 km of the run. This apparently insignificant error could have made the difference between colliding with the iceberg and avoiding it..."
The other impact of the geomagnetic storm upon the Titanic rescue operation was wireless communication. According to the report, the Titanic used the ship frequency of 500kHz to send distress messages, a wavelength of 600 meter but could switch to 1000kHz. The researcher explains that geomagnetic storms may disrupt wireless communication through the addition of electric charge to the D regions of the ionosphere, about 80-90 km in altitude, and corresponding to the lower level of the aurora. This effect may enhance distant communication due to wave reflection, but absorption occurs at higher frequencies, and further radio static and interference may occur near the aurora, reveals analysis.
On the night of April 14/15, 1912, communication problems were reported. The Baltic Marconi operators described the radio signals as freaky. A few Marconi operators working in the area of the disaster reported atmospherics and weak signals. The Baltic could not hear the transmissions by the Mount Temple but had no difficulties communicating with Virginia, which was farther away, ... When the Mount Temple responded to the Titanics SOS, for example, Titanics Marconi operator Jack Phillips did not get the call, he only knew that somebody was calling. Another steamer the La Provence could not hear the Titanic while she had no difficulties hearing the Olympic, which was around 500miles (around 800km) farther away than the Titanic was.
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Nikola Tesla sunk it with his death ray because they were called Marconi operators...
The intricacies of cause and effect are well beyond total comprehension, unless you are God.
No, it was manmade Climate change! Those satanic mills in Birmingham, Manchester, and Wales were the culprits.
Umm.. Noo! but I am well aware of the conditions this jazzhole is blaming
At that time, freaky was not in usage. They would have used the English word, freakish.
It was a Tic Tac.
Man made global climate change’s FIRST victims? The families should sue someone.
Iceberg warnings but full speed ahead!
It was Trump.
Tesla was the man.
Hey, his stuff still works.
So without a solar storm maybe they would have run into a different berg? The reasoning here is Dr Who stuff, silly.
“Did a solar flare sink the Titanic? Study suggests space weather may have been responsible for tragedy”
Preposterous! Everyone knows it was space aliens that sunk the Titanic ... either that or Murder Hornets ...
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