THE MIDNIGHT SKY AS SEEN
FROM THE DECK OF
TITANIC
The four views shown below are reproductions of what the night sky would have looked like from the deck
of
Titanic near midnight. Each view has an angular width of nearly 90° centerd on a cardinal point of the
horizon. Star altitudes up to 50° above the horizon can be seen. All major planets that were visible are
identified as are the symbols for the brightest stars. The horizon line is shown in red. These images were
produced using planeterium software for a location centered at the wreck site at 03:00 GMT April 15, 1912.
THE NORTHERN SKY
THE EASTERN SKY
THE SOUTHERN SKY
THE WESTERN SKY