Search Results

{{searchSuggestion.title}}
{{searchSuggestion.date}}

No Result Found.

FACT CHECK: Viral image of flying aircraft with solar eclipse in background is fake

  • Share

Summary

The viral image aircraft flying against the backdrop of the eclipse is edited. The claim shared with the image is also fake. 

After the recent June 21 solar eclipse, an image is going viral on social media platforms, an image of an aircraft flying against the backdrop of the eclipse is being shared with a claim that it was clicked by a British Airways pilot crossing the Atlantic ocean.

A Twitter user shared the image saying, "A British Airways pilot clicked this photo of a solar eclipse when his plane was crossing the Atlantic ocean. One can see another plane on the same flight path. Source: Internet."

At the time of writing this article, this tweet received 100 retweets.

Another Twitter user shared the image with the same caption.

The image is being shared on Facebook as well. While sharing the image, a Facebook user wrote, "Awesome ! Since there is debate on the authenticity of the source of this photograph, I simply rename it as,'Possibility of nature's magnificent beauty'.Additional information: This photograph is also published by Pinterest with the note that it is saved from facebook.com. From the wall of VK Cherian."

This post was shared over 120 times.

We also received a request to check the veracity of the claim. 

The truth behind the claim  

In our investigation, we found this image to be edited and the claim shared with it is also fake. 

With the help of reverse image search, we found several similar images on Shutterstock which had been on the internet for years. That means, digital artwork has been further edited and an aircraft added to it, to make the false claims.

More importantly, NASA guidelines revealed that a solar eclipse can be photographed simply by a smartphone or a DSLR camera. Both need a telephoto lens to capture a photo of the sun and a solar filter seems almost mandatory which makes it impossible to capture from the window of a moving airplane.

In conclusion, the viral image aircraft flying against the backdrop of the eclipse is edited. The claim shared with the image is also fake. 

Note: You can reach out to us at support[at]facthunt.co.in if you find any issue with our articles.


COMMENTS

{{comment.user.fname}} {{comment.user.lname}}, {{comment.date}}

{{urlify(comment.comment)}}.

LEAVE A COMMENT

Please Login or signup to share your views on this article

Support Fact Hunt

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Culprits

POPULAR POSTS

Picture of a Policeman and woman's scuffle goes viral; Kanpur cops issue clarification
by Himani Joshi 2021-07-19 09:56:25
Fact Check: Photo of procession on Eid E Milad in Bangladesh is being shared as Owaisi rally in Uttar Pradesh
by Himani Joshi 2021-07-17 15:03:49
Fact Check: Video of firecrackers at Taiwan festival shared as Italy Celebrating Euro Cup Win
by Kashish Khurana 2021-07-15 19:01:17
Fact Check: BJP Leaders share old pictures of woman assaulted in 2016 targeting Samajwadi Party
by Himani Joshi 2021-07-14 18:10:12
Fact Check: The video of on-duty drunk policemen was taken before the tenure of CM Yogi Adityanath
by Himani Joshi 2021-07-14 17:05:08
Fact Check: Morphed image of AAP Gujarat Billboard Shared With a Communal Spin
by Himani Joshi 2021-07-12 16:23:37
Fact Check: Video of Gandhinagar station falsely shared as Ayodhya railway station
by Himani Joshi 2021-07-11 17:31:05
Fact Check: Report claiming activists were arrested for saying that cow urine and dung don't cure Covid-19 is misleading
by Himani Joshi 2021-07-10 07:26:32
Fact Check: The viral video of Exterior Sculpture of a temple is of Gujarat Jain Temple
by Kashish Khurana 2021-07-09 18:55:29
Fact Check: Edited photo showing Yogi Adityanath presenting the design of Ram temple to Mukesh Ambani
by Himani Joshi 2021-07-08 16:34:19
Fact Check: Old video of actor Dilip Kumar shared as his last moments in hospital
by Himani Joshi 2021-07-08 15:39:36
Fact Check: A video of a girl getting thrashed by a group of men is not from UP, but from Madhya Pradesh
by Himani Joshi 2021-07-07 16:49:02
Fact Check: Image of an elderly man chained to a hospital bed is not late Stan Swamy
by Himani Joshi 2021-07-06 07:57:31
Fact Check: Has a board been installed in Bihar that reads BJP members are not allowed inside? Here’s the truth
by Himani Joshi 2021-07-05 14:02:07
Fact Check: Video of Men arrested in Gujarat viral as the arrest of Delhi riots accused
by Kashish Khurana 2021-07-03 19:32:06
Fact Check: An edited photo shows Mike Tyson wearing an anti-vaccination T-shirt
by Himani Joshi 2021-07-02 17:41:12
Fact Check: The American government has not printed the picture of Spiritual Leader Basavanna on the Dollar 100 note
by Himani Joshi 2021-06-30 17:45:10
Fact Check: An old image of police action linked to ongoing farmers’ protest
by Himani Joshi 2021-06-30 15:19:41
Fact Check: Image of President Ram Nath Kovind paying homage to his birthplace viral with misleading Caste Spin
by Himani Joshi 2021-06-29 13:57:16
Fact Check: A decade old image from Philippines passed off as Mumbai’s Mithi River
by Himani Joshi 2021-06-28 13:00:51

Mobile App

Available for Android

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our newsletter to get notification about new fact checks, feature updates, etc..