In April of 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg and sunk to the bottom of the ocean. Scientists believe that the full moon on January 4th, 1912 may have played a part in the sinking. The full moon that day was a rare Supermoon, which means that the moon was at its closest point to the Earth. The alignment of the moon and sun on opposite sides of the Earth created extra high tides and low tides. The tides may have pulled icebergs from Canada south into the path of the Titanic.