Various fact-checking websites and reports have declared the viral video clip showing the Moon eclipsing the Sun in Artic ‘fake’ due to many reasons.
A 30-second video clip has gone viral on social media platforms that showed the Moon eclipsing the Sun in the Arctic between the territorial claims of Russia and Canada. Since being shared, it has been flooded on social media platforms.
The social media users have taken to Twitter to share the video clip since Wednesday.
Imagine sitting in this place during the day (in between Russia and Canada in the Arctic) when the moon appears in this big size for 30 seconds and blocks the sun for 5 Seconds then disappears…Glory to God’s own creation. pic.twitter.com/vw6CunJZTe
— Mike Sonko (@MikeSonko) May 26, 2021
After the fact-check, it emerged that the video is an animation that was made by a TikTok user Aleksey___nx. The user was also said to be the artist of another video of UFO on Moon that too went viral.
The truth behind the lunar eclipse’s video clip was exposed after thoroughly observing the facts as it shows the area to be grassy, whereas, the Arctic region is snowy.
Moreover, the Moon casts no reflection of its over the lake and move quite fast.
The fact-check experts have also said that there is an average distance of 238,000 miles (382,900 km) between the Moon and the Earth while its orbit around the Earth is not a perfect circle, as seen in the video.
They also said that the lunar eclipse’s video has also gained the attention of netizens around the world at a time when people are waiting to witness a mega cosmic event, Super Blood Moon on Wednesday.
The first total lunar eclipse of 2021 was witnessed on May 26 in the early morning hours of Wednesday in western North America while the people in Alaska and Hawaii got the best views of ‘Super Blood Moon’.