# What is a Galactic Eclipse?

It is said that when our solar system passes through the dark rift of galaxy (what is it exactly?), a phenomenon named 'Galactic Eclipse' happens, when our solar system witnesses 3 days of darkness. Is it possible even in this case that there would be no light in the night sky, as there are many stars in the night sky. (don't consider city lights and other artificial human interference)

• Even if we were inside such a dust cloud, there would be no noticeable effect on the brightness of daylight. Even the densest clouds rarely exceed an extinction in visible light of $A_V \sim 100$ magnitudes per parsec (Kitchin, 1987), or $5\times10^{-4}$ per AU (the distance from the Sun to Earth). Thus, the fraction of the Sun's light that would still reach us would be $\exp(-\tau)\sim\exp(-A_V)=99.95\%$. But the night would be starless.