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Apollo 13 - Hurricane Season Already?
Just before the astronauts re-enter the earth's atmosphere, you see Aquarius (which has just been separated) tumbling toward Earth. In the background, you can see there's a hurricane on Earth. Since its bands are going counter-clockwise, it must be in the Northern Hemisphere. But the movie takes place in April 1970, and hurricane season in the Northern Hemisphere lasts from June 1 to November 30. The odds of a hurricane ocurring in April (or even June) are pretty low, considering that the peak of activity is around August and September.
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GoIrish writes:
This was not a hurricane you were seeing. This was the typhoon they talked about a few minutes earlier. Remember when they mentioned the typhoon being on the edge of the prime recovery zone? Typhoons, which are basically the same thing as a hurricane, occur in the Pacific Ocean. The capsule from Apollo 13 was scheduled to come down in the Pacific, so this is actually not a slip up.
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Scolman writes:
Actually, I did some research on this for a school project ages ago, and I found out that the typhoon or hurricane, whatever it is, happened in real life and was threating the recovery efforts. There really was a typhoon that occurred that was a rare thing considering the time of year.
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star451 writes:
Besides, just because hurricane season peaks around August, it starts in June, and there are hurricanes in April sometimes.
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Booger4U writes:
The "hurricane" you saw was, in fact, not a hurricane at all, it was a typhoon. Typhoon season starts a few months before the Atlantic and Pacific hurricane season starts. If you payed any attention to the movie, you would've heard about a typhoon possibly affecting splash-down in the west Pacific Ocean.
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Steve writes:
Typhoon Seasons are different in the Pacific than Hurricane Seasons in the Atlantic or even the eastern Pacific.
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