Skip to main content

March 8, 2016: Total Solar Eclipse; Asteroid passing on SAME DAY

Numbers of internet doomsday prophecies are talking about something BIG on 8th March 2016 as three events are set for the same day; Solar eclipse, Supermoon and asteroid 2013 TX68 close to the Earth.

Total Solar Eclipse March 8, 2016 – March 9, 2016

Data by NASA about March 2016 solar eclipse
Source: NASA (Retrieved from
Total solar eclipse has been scheduled for late Tuesday (March 8) and early Wednesday (March 9). Total solar eclipse will begin in the Indian Ocean and pass through Indonesia before ending in the northern Pacific Ocean.

The total solar eclipse will occur in more than 35% area of Indonesia. People in northern Australia and parts of South and East Asia will have partial eclipses.

The total eclipse will occur longest (around three minutes) in Maba, a small town in the Maluku Islands of Indonesia.

The total solar eclipse of March 2016 is the only total eclipse of the sun this year. Apart from that, Annular solar eclipse will occur on September 1, 2016. September 2016 annular eclipse will be visible over most of Africa, the southern Arabian Peninsula, and much of the Indian Ocean.

Next total solar eclipse will be in United States on Monday, August 21, 2017. The 2017 total solar eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse visible from the United States since 1991 (visible only from part of Hawaii) and also first total solar eclipse of 21st century in the country.

During a total solar eclipse, the moon casts its shadow upon Earth's surface where all sunlight is blocked out. 

Asteroid 2013 TX68 to pass close to Earth on March 8, 2016

NASA changed the day of Asteroid pass from March 5 to March 8, 2016. Asteroid 2013 TX68 will fly by roughly 3 million miles (5 million kilometer) from our planet. NASA has confirmed that the asteroid poses no threat to Earth.

Not only that, NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California has determined that 2013 TX68 cannot impact Earth over the next century. 

NASA's grapgh shows orbit of asteroid 2013 TX68
The graphic depicts the orbit of asteroid 2013 TX68 (NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Prophecies also claim that the super moon will line up with the sun to create a larger than average effect on earth's oceans causing increased tidal activity. If you remember, Doomsayers claimed severe natural disasters with the occurrence of supermoon in 2013. And as usual, it didn't happen.

The YouTube video explains as why we don't have a total solar eclipse every month.

Popular posts from this blog

Westmorland, California earthquake swarm: More than 240 earthquakes recorded

October 1, 2020: More than 240 earthquakes have been recorded near Westmorland, California.A 4.9 magnitude earthquake is the latest and strongest earthquake to strike near Westmorland. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter of the magnitude 4.9 earthquake was located 4 km NE of Westmorland, California.The earthquake swarm began around 4 p.m., when a 3.0 magnitude temblor struck. At least 240 earthquakes were recorded by 8 p.m.USGS confirmed that the earthquake and the associated swarms are located in an area of diffuse seismic activity between the San Andreas fault in the north and the Imperial fault to the south. It’s less likely, but possible, that a larger quake with a magnitude up to 6.9 will strike, according to the earthquake forecast by the USGS.According to the USGS, the latest swarm is “rapidly evolving,” and seismologists will update their quake forecast as more data is collected.Tremors were felt by the people of San Diego County and Tijuana.

Global Natural Disasters Map 2020

Map of Major Natural Disasters 2020
Above is the major natural disasters occurred in 2020 so far. The natural disaster map shows the occurrences of recent natural disasters 2020 including earthquake, floods, tsunami, wildfire, tornado, hurricane etc. The information in the map (google map) is manually entered by Recent Natural Disasters. It includes facts, statistics, photos, videos and links to detail report on particular natural disasters.
Click on the icon above and a message will pop up with data about the particular natural disasters. Use the magnifying glass with the plus sign (+) to zoom in, and the minus sign (-) to zoom out. Do you want this natural disaster map? Just paste HTML below to embed in your website. You can adjust width and height according to your site layout. All global natural disasters of 2018 will be shown automatically once the code is added.
<b>Map of Major Natural Disasters 2020</b><iframe height="513" src="…

Tibet/Nepal earthquake 2013 injures people

At least two tremors have been felt in Kathmandu, Nepal in interval of about 10 minutes.Updates below
Felt reports below in comment section. Feel free to add yours!
Update time Nepali (+5:45 UTC)
Report prepared by Ashish Khanal from Kathmandu, Nepal

Related post: List of earthquakes in Nepal in 2013

Update 09:18 A.M.
At least one people died and three others injured in China, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

Further 17 others from three tourist buses were trapped by quake-triggered landslides in Yunnan Province of China.

Update 07:25 A.M.

According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, another earthquake in the morning (not to be confused with midnight Tibet/Nepal earthquake) had magnitude of 5.9 in the border of southwest China's Yunnan and Sichuan provinces.
The quake was felt strongly in the county seat of Deqen, Xinhua reported.
Earthquake also triggered landslides, which blocked the traffic from Deqen to Benzilan in China.

Update 06:15 A.M.
According to the Nepal Seismolog…