Despite the high potential for danger and decreased visibility, scientists say they are unable to do anything to restore light to the continent at this time.
"Vast gravitational forces have rotated the planet Earth on an axis drawn through its north and south poles," said Dr. Elena Bilkins of the National Weather Service. "The Earth is in actuality spinning uncontrollably through space."
Bilkins urged citizens to remain calm, explaining that the Earth's rotation is "utterly beyond human control."
"The only thing a sensible person can do is wait it out," she said.
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