Few days ago NASA confirmed that there will be six days of darkness around the globe due to solar storm, which will block %90 sunlight from reaching our planet earth. This confirmation has lead to social scotophobia mostly on Twitter and Facebook, which happens to be a hoax.

6 days of darkness

“Solar storm” – sounds like a phrase from a Star Wars movie.

What if NASA confirms this rumor to be true? Say solar storm is a very well understood phenomenon and it is going to hit our planet for real in this short time of notice, what would your reactions be like? Would you go about your daily activities in the dark, or would you rather just sit the entire six days out until you see sunlight again?

Here is what I would do: I will rent a lot of Redbox movies, buy a lot of microwavable popcorns and turn my living room into a movie theatre of science fiction movies, because we would already be living in it. God forbid that I panic for this could be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Living in the absence of daylight where it is not overly freezing could be blissful and memorable. Of course, unless you already live to Alaska.

Time-lapse video of what it’s like in Fairbanks, Alaska.


At least they got 3 hours 41 minutes of a little daylight :)