Fact Check: Does A NASA Scientist Say The Earth Will Be Plunged Into Darkness For Six Days This June?
“Earth Will Experience 6 Days Of Total Darkness In June 2015” – such is the claim made in many places around the Internet, from BeforeItsNews.com to AnonymousMags.com
“NASA has confirmed that the Earth will experience 6 days of almost complete darkness and will happen from the dates Tuesday the 30 – Monday the 6 in july . The world will remain, during these six days, without sunlight due to a solar storm, which will cause dust and space debris to become plentiful and thus, block 90% sunlight.”
It sounds like an outrageous claim, but the writer behind these articles claims to have expert sources: NASA head Charles Bolden and NASA scientist Earl Godoy.
Is it true?
Charles Bolden is indeed head of NASA, but I can find no reference to anyone at NASA named Earl Godoy – except in the articles claiming that we will be doomed with 6 days of darkness. This invisibility of a scientist who has supposedly predicted an astonishing, unprecedented event is suspicious. Even more suspicious is the fact that the story of 6 days of darkness doesn’t appear anywhere on the NASA web site.
Then there’s the content of the prediction: That a solar storm will cause so much dust and debris to “become plentiful” that the light of the sun will be blocked. How a solar storm would create dust and debris is never explained. Known solar storms have never done any such thing in the past, and given that space is mostly empty, it’s implausible to think such a thing could take place.
The kicker, for me, is that an identical, nearly word for word, prediction has been made before:
“The Earth will experience 6 days of almost complete darkness NASA has confirmed. This will happen from the dates Tuesday the 16 – Monday the 22 in December. During these three days in December, the world will remain without any sunlight due to a solar storm, which will cause dust and space debris to become plentiful and thus, block 90% sunlight.”
The story was bogus before, and I’m thinking it’s bogus this time around too.