NASA Confirms Six Days of Darkness Ahead-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Report have gone viral that allege NASA has warned that solar storms will cause six days of complete darkness in December 2014.
This eRumor is a scam that was reported by a fake news website.
The fake news website Huzlers.com first reported the false claim that NASA Administrator Charles Bolden had warned that solar storms would sink earth into six days of “almost complete darkness” in December 2014. Although the website’s disclaimer states that it publishes “a combination of real shocking news and satirical entertainment to keep its visitors in a state of disbelief,” the story was shared more than 300,000 times on social media sites.
This isn’t the first time that false claims about future days of darkness have gone viral. In December 2012, reports went viral that NASA had confirmed that a “photon belt” would lead to three days of total darkness.
David Morrison, an astrobiology senior scientist with NASA, didn’t mix words in his response to the eRumor. Morrison said on a NASA discussion board that it was “a really dumb lie.”
“There is no photon belt, and claiming that we will have three days of darkness without indicating how (will the Sun just turn off?) is pretty silly,” Morrison said. “Only one of the dozens of people who have written to me indicated any source for these remarkable claims, and that one source was an obviously tongue-in-cheek website that made no pretense to be reporting the truth.”
Morrison advised readers to search NASA’s website whenever suspicious claims are made about the agency.
WORLDWIDE – NASA has confirmed that the Earth will experience 6 days of almost complete darkness and will happen from the dates Tuesday the 16 – Monday the 22 in December. The world will remain, during these three days, without sunlight due to a solar storm, which will cause dust and space debris to become plentiful and thus, block 90% sunlight.
This is the head of NASA Charles Bolden who made the announcement and asked everyone to remain calm. This will be the product of a solar storm, the largest in the last 250 years for a period of 216 hours total. Reporters interviewed a few people to hear what they had to say about the situation with Michael Hearns responding “We gonna be purgin my n*gga, six days of darkness means six days of turnin up fam”.
Despite the six days of darkness soon to come, officials say that the earth will not experience any major problems, since six days of darkness is nowhere near enough to cause major damage to anything. “We will solely rely on artificial light for the six days, which is not a problem at all”, says NASA scientist Earl Godoy. Visit our website daily for more shocking news!