New Delhi: You probably must have read this type of story before about the Earth plunging into total darkness for 15 days and so on.
Now, according to a website, the US space agency NASA has confirmed that the Earth will experience 15 days of total darkness in November this year.
On 14 July 2015, the web site Newswatch33, a fake news site, published an article titled “NASA confirms Earth will experience 15 days of complete darkness in November 2015.”
It is said that the event, according to NASA, hasn't occured in over 1 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 event, known as “November Black Out”, will be caused by another astronomical event between Venus and Jupiter. The whole phenomenon has been explained in a highly scientific way.
The article also stated that Charles Bolden, who was appointed to head of NASA by President Obama, issued a 1000 page document explaining the event to the White House.
While Charles Bolden is a real NASA official, the website, Newswatch33, is not a legitimate news outlet.
Newswatch33 has hoaxed social media users a number of times, such as a girl was electrocuted by her iPhone's earbuds, Jay Z and Beyonce has purchased all rights of Confederate Flag and that the federal government had impregnated inexpensive cigars with listening devices.