Report circulating via social media claims that the Earth will experience one full day of darkness starting on June 2nd, 2016. The claims have supposedly been confirmed by NASA.
The claims in the report are utter nonsense. There will be no ‘day of total darkness’ in June (unless you are in Antarctica) and NASA has certainly not confirmed the supposed once in a million year event. The fake report is just the latest incarnation of a long running hoax that has circulated in various forms for several years.
NASA: Earth will experience one full day of darkness on June 2nd 2016
NASA has confirmed that the Earth will experience 1 day of total darkness between on June 2nd, 2016. The event, according to NASA, hasn’t occurred in over 1 Million years.Astronomers from NASA have indicated that the world will remain in complete darkness starting on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 at 3 a.m. and will end on Friday 3rd, 2016 at 4:15 a.m. According to officials, the ” June Black Out” event will be caused by another astronomical event between Saturn and Jupiter.
According to a would-be news report that is currently making its way around via social media, Earth will experience one full day of darkness on June 2nd 2016. Supposedly, the ‘June Black Out’ event will be the result of another astronomical event between Saturn and Jupiter. The report claims that the event has been confirmed by NASA and this is its first occurrence for more than 1 million years.
But, of course, the claims in the report are fanciful nonsense. There will be no day of complete darkness in June. Nor has NASA confirmed any such event. (For the record, if you happen to be stationed in Antarctica, you may well experience days in June when the sun does not rise at all, but this normal and easily explainable event is not what the fake report is referring to).
The report has been posted on several fake-news and user-contributed ‘news’ websites.
In fact, this story is just another version of the long running ‘days of darkness’ hoax that has been duping people around the world for several years. Other versions have warned of 3, 6, 8, and 15 NASA confirmed ‘days of darkness’ at various dates throughout the year. This latest version is rather miserly, promising only one day of darkness rather than the multiple days of darkness promised in more generous variants.
All versions are equally nonsensical and should not be taken seriously.
In other news, Hoax-Slayer can confirm that the NIGHT of June 2nd will indeed be devoid of sunlight.
Last updated: May 31, 2016
First published: May 31, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
Importance NoticeAfter considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.
These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.
Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.
And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.
When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.
I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.
A Big Thank YouI would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.
I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.
Closing DateHoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.
Thank you, one and all!