Posts have been circulating on social media, claiming that NASA has declared that all planets will be in perfect alignment on Sunday, April 5, 2020, between 9 and 9:09 pm.
It further states that this would be the perfect time to light a Diya or candle, as this ritual can kill Coronavirus.
— Satisha (@Satisha86600194) April 5, 2020
Modi ji is miles ahead of people who mock him
April 5th frm 2100 hrs to 2109 hrs navagrah will b in perfect alignment as per NASA. Lighting diyas during this 9min is like Mahayag
This knowledge is detailed in Yajurveda by Maharishi Dadichi
Sanatan is Pure Science#9baje9minute pic.twitter.com/ar6965d5eo
— bhasskarjoshi (@Bhasskarjoshi) April 3, 2020
We fact-checked the above claim and found it to be false.
Firstly, we did not find any such information on the official NASA Twitter handle or website.
Further, we checked if there is ever a time when the 9 planets are perfectly aligned together. We came across an article on BBC Science Focus magazine stating that the likelihood of this phenomenon taking place is extremely rare.
According to the above article, such an event, if ever, would take place next in May 2492.
Moreover, there is no evidence to prove that lighting a candle or a Diya would kill coronavirus. Here’s the public advisory issued by WHO.
Hence this news is fake.
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