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Six Days of Darkness? Hoax Claimed Blackout Coming in December

By    |   Friday, 31 Oct 2014 04:50 PM

The rumor that the Earth will plunge into six days of darkness in December is a viral hoax that has taken in numerous social media users.

Huzlers.com, a satirical news site, appears to have started the hoax with a story attributing the information to NASA and a solar storm, but many picked it up as truth.

The Huzler story, headlined “NASA Confirms Earth Will Experience 6 Days of Darkness in 2014!” encouraged readers to tweet what they’ll do during the six days.

Peppered in with numerous stories debunking the six days of darkness were people who bought into the idea.









The fake story blamed the upcoming lightless days on a solar storm, saying dust and debris would block most of the sunlight.

It’s not the first time a days of darkness hoax has been passed around. In 2012, NASA even answered a question about an upcoming event that would supposedly cast three days of darkness on the Earth.

“In the past week my in-box has been deluged by questions about a photon belt and three days of darkness, all supposedly confirmed by NASA. This is a really dumb lie,” wrote astrobiology scientist David Morrison back then. “Claiming that we will have 3 days of darkness without indicating how (will the Sun just turn off?) is pretty silly.”

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