NASA Confirms Earth Will Go Dark for 15 Days in January : fact check

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Viral Message: NASA has confirmed that the Earth will experience 15 days of total darkness between December 31 and January 14. The event, according to NASA, hasn’t occurred in over 1 Million years.

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NASA has confirmed that the Earth will experience 15 days of total darkness between December 31 and January 14. The event, according to NASA, hasn’t occurred in over 1 Million years.

Current acting director of NASA, Robert M. Lightfoot Jr, became the acting NASA administrator at the beginning of the Trump Administration, issued a 683 page report explaining the event to the White House.

According to the report, on November 13, Venus and Jupiter will engage in a close parallelism, only being separated by 1 degree. Venus will pass to the southwest of Jupiter, causing Venus to shine 10 times brighter than Jupiter. The light from Venus will heat up the gases on Jupiter causing a reaction.

According to the report, on November 13, Venus and Jupiter will engage in a close parallelism, only being separated by 1 degree. Venus will pass to the southwest of Jupiter, causing Venus to shine 10 times brighter than Jupiter. The light from Venus will heat up the gases on Jupiter causing a reaction.

Viral Message Verification- Earliar in July 2015 a very similar news was first published by a satire site Newswatch33 ’ NASA Confirms Earth Will Experience 15 Days of Complete Darkness in November 2015’ and again in November 2016 , same viral news circulated on social media.

However there is no public release from NASA regarding this news and it is being circulated on social media by fake news websites.

Now again yet another site, ‘empireherald’ has come up with the same story and published the same news with new date for Jan 2017. It states that ‘Astronomers from NASA have indicated that the world will remain in complete darkness starting on December 31 at 3 a.m. starting in China and will end on January 14 4:15 p.m. in California. According to officials, the “Black Out” event will be caused by another astronomical event between Venus and Jupiter. ’

empireherald has earliar published many fake news with no facts. This news as well is fake as there is no such official release by NASA on the Darkness.



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