The Truth About The Online Theory That The 'Earth Will Experience 15 Days Of Darkness In November'

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Here's a hint: it didn't come from NASA.

After we made it out of the total solar eclipse alive — no thanks to those pesky apocalypse rumors — another potential threat from space made its way to our computer screens. 

There was a "report" that circulated the internet Monday saying that Earth would experience 15 days of total darkness in November. 

It would be a #NovemberBlackout. 

 

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Here's the full report, that Snopes said originally came out in 2015 but resurfaced yesterday. 

“NASA has confirmed that the Earth will experience 15 days of total darkness between November 15 and November 29, 2015. The event, according to NASA, hasn’t occurred in over [one] million years. Astronomers from NASA have indicated that the world will remain in complete darkness starting on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 3 a.m. and will end on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 4:15 p.m. According to officials, the ‘November Black Out’ event will be caused by another astronomical event between Venus and Jupiter."

The report also stated that the White House had been briefed about the phenomenon caused by the movement of Venus and Jupiter.

The report this time came from a fake news site called Newswatch 33, but this isn't the first time 15 days of darkness have been declared.

Just this past June and February the hoax circulated that the days of darkness would happen there. Since it first originated in 2015, the report cites a real NASA official named Charles Bolden, who said he issued no report or announcement.

 

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The official report also states the blackout would ultimately cause the sun to turn blue and it would take 14 days to restore to its natural color. 

Thankfully for those of us who like not living in total darkness, the 15 days is just a rumor. One we'll probably hear about again in a couple months.

 

Emily Blackwood is an Editor at YourTango who covers pop culture, dating, relationships and everything in between. You can follow her on Instagram (@blackw00d) and Twitter (@emztweetz). 

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