We have come across many reports regarding earth and its changes in recent times and not many materialize. However, this time NASA has confirmed that earth will experience total darkness for 15 days in May 2017 starting from May 10 to May 25.
According to NASA this phenomenon was in the pipeline for a long period and the astronomers from NASA have informed that the world will experience a strange event from May 10 at 3:00 am and it is likely to continue until May 25, 4:45 pm.
The officials believe this blackout is the result of an astronomical event between Venus and Jupiter. Charles Bolden, head of NASA issued a 1000 page document which explains the event in detail to the White House.
The reports claim that Venus and Jupiter will be very closely engaged and they will be separated by a mere 1 degree. Venus will surpass to the south-west of Jupiter which results in Venus shining 10 times brighter than Jupiter and this light will heat up the gases in Jupiter causing a reaction. The resulting gas reaction will release a never before seen amount of hydrogen into the space which will make contact with sun at around 2:50 am.
When hydrogen makes contact with sun it will cause a massive explosion on the sun’s surface and it will have an effect on the temperature which increases to 9,000 degrees kelvin in no time.
The heat caused by the whole process will force sun to turn into bluish colour and once it changes it colour it will take at least 14 days to restore its normal temperature and retaining its normal colour of Red Giant.
Meanwhile, the light from sun will be much dimmer than normal and people will experience the change only after 2:58 am on May 10th.
“We do not expect any major effects from the Blackout event. The only effect this event will have on Earth is an increase of 6 – 8 degrees in temperature. the polar cap will be mostly affected by this. No one should worry much. This event would be similar to what Alaskans experience in the winter”. Bolden said.
With everything that comes to our attention we have to now ask if this is true, one of the world trusted sites www.snopes.com claim that this story is false:
This bit of fake news was lifted from an older (debunked) viral rumor that had already been around the online block several times before and has long since become an “evergreen” online hoax — a jape that is typically resurrected a few times a year by dubious web sites that simply update the time span for the alleged “period of darkness” and send it winging around the Internet again.
While Charles Bolden is a real NASA official, he issued no report or announcement about “15 days of darkness.” Moreover, Newswatch33 web site was not a legitimate news outlet, but a fake news site that began darkening the doorstep of social media networks shortly after the nearly identical NewsWatch28 fake news site shut down in mid-2015.