There are hundreds of black holes that exist in the space and they all can be harmful for us. Now, the question is what if Earth gets trapped in a black hole? What will happen to humans? May be humans will extinct and also the Earth will come to its end.
As it is mentioned above in the article that black holes are called that because the gravity in their centre is so strong, it pulls all nearby objects, light and other celestial bodies in. Nothing including the Earth can escape. Yes, you read it right. That’s how strong a black hole’s gravitational pull is. Well, it means that if you go near to black hole, you will be pulled in.
However, you need not to worry as there are no black holes close enough to Earth that will directly affect us. The closest black hole to the Earth is named ‘V616 Monocerotis’. It is also known as A0620-00. This black hole is 6.6 times more massive than our Sun.
If our planet gets within about 800,000 kilometres (3.7 light seconds) of this supermassive black hole it will get pulled apart. But that’s unlikely to happen and certainly not in your lifetime as V616 Monocerotis is about 3,300 light years away and that’s very, very far away.