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An incredibly rare combination of astronomical factors including the closest approach of the moon to Earth in 1,400 years caused an unusually high tide in January 1912, researchers found.
This once-in-a-lifetime swell would have swept a vast field of icebergs from their normal resting place off the coast of Canada and caused them to drift further south.
On January 4, 1912 the Moon came closer to Earth than at any point in the previous 1,400 years, and reached its nearest point within just six minutes of a full moon. This rare coincidence happened just a day after the Earth made its closest annual approach to the sun, and the freak combination of factors against overwhelming odds caused a record spring tide.
reply to post by JibbyJedi
think it's ridiculous to even mention such things, seems pointless and doesn't really make a lick of sense. I'm surprised they didn't try to blame aliens.
Why? All the facts is there to show the alignment, the big tide, which might have moved the icebergs. This is rather far removed from blaming aliens, or some other ridiculous theory.