Fact Check: Video of giant Moon claimed to be from arctic circle is edited
The viral claim stating the video of Moon is real from arctic circle taken from the borders of Canada, Alaska and Russia is fake. The video was created by a digital creator Aleksey Patrev.
- By Vishvas News
- Updated: November 11, 2022
New Dellhi (Vishvas News): Vishvas News came across a post being widely shared on WhatsApp and Facebook platforms. Users connected an edited video of a giant Moon with the recent lunar eclipse and shared it with misleading claims. Vishvas News earlier too had fact checked it and had found the claim to be fake.
Facebook user Thakur RajeshSingh Parmar shared the viral video on his Facebook profile and wrote in Hindi:
जय जय ♥️
यह वीडियो कनाडा, अलास्का और रूस की सीमा के बीच आर्कटिक सर्कल के अंदर शूट किया गया है। यह केवल कुछ सेकंड तक रहता है, लेकिन यह शानदार दृश्य को निहारने लायक है। यह घटना वर्ष में केवल एक बार 36 सेकंड के लिए देखी जा सकती है; चंद्रमा अपने सभी वैभव में प्रकट होता है और फिर गायब हो जाता है। यह इतना करीब है कि ऐसा लगता है कि यह पृथ्वी से टकराने वाला है, इसके तुरंत बाद 5 सेकंड के लिए पूर्ण सूर्य ग्रहण होता है जहां सब कुछ अंधेरा हो जाता है। यह घटना केवल पेरिगी (वह बिंदु जहां चंद्रमा पृथ्वी के सबसे निकट है) पर होती है और यहीं से हम उस महान गति का एहसास कर सकते हैं जिस पर हमारा ग्रह चलता है। अद्भुत
This video has been shot in the Arctic Circle between the border of Canada, Alaska and Russia. This phenomenon only lasts a few seconds, but it’s a spectacular sight worth admiring. This phenomenon can only be observed once a year for 36 seconds; The moon appears in all its glory and then disappears. It’s so close that it looks like it’s about to hit Earth, followed by a 5 second total solar eclipse where everything goes dark. This phenomenon occurs only at perigee (the point where the Moon is closest to the Earth) and it is from here that we can sense the great speed at which our planet moves. Wonderful
Vishvas News first downloaded the video and then searched it using the InVid tool. We took numerous screengrabs of the video and then searched it through Google reverse image search.
We found this video on the YouTube channel called Aleksey_n
The video was in the form of YouTube Shorts titled: Supermoon
According to the email id given in the about us section of Aleksey’s YouTube channel we figured his full name to be Aleksey Patrev.
We also found the creator’s Instagram account. According to his bio, Aleksey is a digital creator.
We found the exact same reel on an Instagram handle, ‘seekersofthecosmos‘. The credits of the animation were given to ‘Aleksey’.
It was hence clear that this is an animated video. Vishvas News had earlier connected with Aleksey Patrev via email and he had informed that this video was made using computer graphics.
In the next step of investigation we connected with Sarang Nimkhedkar, an animator and a digital creator, editor. He informed that this video has been made using Computer Generated Imagery (CGI). The image of Moon has been used on a scene to create this video.
Vishvas News had earlier did a fact check of the same video. Check that below.
In the last step of investigation we did a social background check of the user who posted the video. We found that Thakur RajeshSingh Parmar is from Indore and joined Facebook in December 2016.
Conclusion: The viral claim stating the video of Moon is real from arctic circle taken from the borders of Canada, Alaska and Russia is fake. The video was created by a digital creator Aleksey Patrev.
- Claim Review : Video shot in the arctic circle
- Claimed By : Thakur RajeshSingh Parmar
- Fact Check : False
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