The Sky Of Stars In The Titanic Isn’t Possible
At the end of the Titanic, Rose is shown lying on a piece of driftwood looking up at the stars. She just survived a traumatic experience and it seems like the universe is gifting her with an incredible view. As much as we’d like to believe the sky used to look like that in 1912, the true scientific facts tell us that, based on the rotation of planet earth, Rose wouldn’t have seen that star field. Neil de Grasse caught this inaccuracy and emailed the director of the Titanic, James Cameron, to tell him he got it all wrong. The director says, “[Tyson] sent me quite a snarky email saying that, at that time of year, in that position in the Atlantic in 1912… that is not the star field she would have seen.” To avoid any more snarky emails, Cameron fixed it. This knowledge and his ability to easily change a key scene in the movie make it seem a little less romantic (Grunge).