More than 1,500 passengers and crew died during the disaster.
Independent meteorological researcher Mila Zinkova said that witnesses recounted an important night and described the aurora shining over the North Atlantic region where the Titanic fell.
But magnetic interference may have also saved lives by accidentally sending the Titanic’s broadcast location to another ship, thereby directing it to the correct location on the liner lifeboat.
Among those who watched the Northern Lights that night was James Bissett, a member of the RMS Carpathia crew who rescued the survivors’ ships.
He wrote in the diary of the night of the Titanic disaster: “There is no moon, but the northern lights flash like moonlight from the northern horizon.”