This video of a purported meteor shower was created using animation software

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A video has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times in multiple posts on Twitter and Facebook which claim it shows a meteor shower captured in “broad daylight”. The claim is false: the video was created using animation software.

The video was published here on Twitter on August 30, 2020. It has been viewed more than 196,000 times.

The caption reads: “Meteor shower caught in broad daylight!”

A screenshot of the misleading post on August 31, 2020

The same clip was shared with a similar claim on Twitter here, here, here and here; and on Facebook here, here and here.

The claim is false: the video was created using animation software.

The video was posted here on Instagram by a France-based user with the handle South Lab.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Meteor shower ☄️ #meteor #sky #fx #specialeffects #aftereffects #art #3d #makingof #motiongraphics

A post shared by South Lab (@southlab) on

The video’s caption reads: “Meteor shower ☄️ #meteor #sky #fx #specialeffects #aftereffects #art #3d #makingof #motiongraphics”.

The next two videos in the post show how the animated clip was created using computer software Adobe After Effects.

A corresponding YouTube account shared the same video here. The video’s French title translates to English as: “Making of VFX - Meteor shower [After Effects]”.

The description reads: “Software used: Adobe After Effects

"Plug in: Trapcode Particular

"Find my other fx videos on my social networks! Instagram: @southlab Tiktok: @south_lab”.

The false claim was also debunked by Twitter user Hoaxeye here on August 30, 2020.