On Tuesday March 8th there will be total eclipse of the sun, a super full moon and an asteroid will pass by very close to the earth.
The supermoon coincides with a total solar eclipse and Asteroid’s TX68 earth flyby to create a sensational celestial event…or will it bring the end of the world?
With these events happening within 24 hours of each other, many conspiracy theorists fear that the world is about to end.
Doom mongers are not convinced the asteroid will miss our planet and fear we won’t be able to see it because it will be obscured by the sun.
The Express reports:
The looming event has sent online doomsday predictors into a frenzy, particularly as NASA admits it is uncertain of the orbital path and has given estimates as close as 19,000 miles away to as far as 11 million miles.
The US space agency has also changed the DAY of the pass with the initial date being given as TODAY, March 5.
Now NASA says it will be on Tuesday, March 8.
The uncertainty over the pass coupled with the fact some online doom mongers were predicting an asteroid would smash into earth in March 2016 several months ago, has fuelled the latest fears.
Some self-styled internet prophets released videos several months ago warning an asteroid, or even a mythological rogue planet called Nibiru or Planet X, would strike Earth in March 2016, and could spell the end of the word.
Express.co.uk found several YouTube videos released six months or more ago, before there was any widespread talk of asteroid TX68’s cosmic close shave.
It must be noted that videos also appear to exist for a number of other months and appear to be update when one date comes and goes without incident.
But if all this was not enough to pedal a doomsday prophecy, the conspiracists have been given more on a plate.
March 8 will also see a total solar eclipse in some parts of the globe, and a massive super full moon – the first of 2016.
In a video entitled ‘Armageddon March 8th???’, YouTube filmmaker Mike Morales questioned how NASA could say for sure it would not strike the planet, saying they didn’t have the evidence to back it up either way.
Speaking of the total eclipse and super moon, he said: “We also have asteroid 2013 TX68 coming the exact same day and what they are saying is we won’t be able to see or track it with a telescope because it is coming from the sun’s side.
“This is a big heads up. is it Armageddon, who knows, but no mainstream news is warning us, NASA is not warning, so I am going to get ready like they are. Make sure you have got plenty of food supplies and water.
“It could definitely come inside our satellite belt. This thing could take out our satellites and could our gravitation pull or the moon’s gravitational pull move it in?”
Regular asteroid and earthquake watcher, YouTube channel BPEarthWatch released a video with other concerns.
The video said: “We got a great amount of uncertainty.
“They now know it is moving slower or orbiting for slightly longer. It has a condition code of seven to nine and nine is the highest code of uncertainty.
“There is a cluster of debris coming with it we can’t see because it is between Earth and the sun.
“They cannot see the object, are not picking it up on radar and have not given any new data.
“This is definitely one to pay attention to, head up and be safe.”
YouTube channel Nemesis Maturity posted a video about the events this month.
Although it did not predict the end of the world would result, it warned of increased tidal activity and introduced the obligatory conspiracists’s code into the mix.
The short film said TX68 would pass on March 8 – the 68th day of 2016.
It also pointed out we are due for 68 total solar eclipses this century.
Video subtitles said: “The super moon will line up with the sun to create a larger than average effect on earth’s oceans.”
The odd astronomical trio has seen the religious doommongers enter the ring as well with their own prophecies.
So what is the truth?
Well NASA said it is certain it will not hit us or pose any danger this year, although this is a very slim outside chance of a strike next year.
Professor Gary Shogren, a former pastor who studied the New Testament at Aberdeen University, said: “You’ll never go broke predicting the apocalypse”.