The claim that Earth will go dark for six days is a hoax, NASA says
There is a viral hoax story that has been circulated off and on during the last decade. The hoax has to do with a claim that the Earth will go dark for six days in December 2020. It all started with a hoax posted on the blog site Daily Buzz Live.
In the article titled, “ALERT: NASA Confirms Earth Will Go Dark For 6 Days In December 2020,” the site stated that “NASA put out an alert this last week confirming that the world will experience total darkness between December 16 – December 22, 2020.” The article turns out to be false.
Now, NASA is busting the myth. In a tweet posted yesterday on the agency official account, NASA said:
“Despite false reports, Earth will not go dark for six days, and we have not issued a statement with this misinformation.”
⚠️ Busting the myth: Despite false reports, Earth will not go dark for six days, and we have not issued a statement with this misinformation.
— NASA (@NASA) December 18, 2020
NASA said the video included in the Daily Buzz Live claim is authentic. However, Bolden resigned in January 2017 and is no longer the NASA administrator, according to NASA’s website. Jim Frederick Bridenstine is the current NASA administrator and was sworn in on April 23, 2018.
Verdict: The claim that NASA warned that the world will experience six days of darkness in December 2020 is FALSE.