No, there’s no gigantic moon for 30 seconds between Russia and Canada

The viral video of the gigantic moon has been confirmed to be a hoax, and is in fact the product of brilliant work using computer-generated imagery (CGI).

By   |  Published: 27th May 2021  10:24 amUpdated: 27th May 2021  10:28 am
Source: Twitter

Hyderabad: So, right after that deluge of supermoon and bloodmoon photos, did you enjoy that video of a gigantic moon that ‘appears for 30 seconds and disappears after blocking the sun for five seconds’? And did you imagine sitting there, right between Russia and Canada in the Arctic, marvelling at Nature’s magic and ‘God’s Glory’? Welcome to the world of hoaxes.

The viral video of the gigantic moon has been confirmed to be a hoax, and is in fact the product of brilliant work using computer-generated imagery (CGI). The artist: Aleksey. The man, who goes around with the handle aleksey__nz on TikTok, had his imaginative work going viral recently too, when a TikTok video he made of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) hovering near the moon.

On Thursday, his creation of the gigantic moon eclipsing the sun too went viral, across the globe, prompting several international factfinding bodies to swing into action. Right from those checking and countering claims of UFOs and other CGI-enhanced photographs, like that stunning photo of a deer with a beautiful moon in the background, to hoax fighter and fact finder Hoax Eye, many were on the job, and finally, tracked down the video to Aleksey.


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