A screengrab of the Moon's view.

This Incredible Video of The Moon Coming Down To Earth is Totally Real



Is this not the biggest Moon you’ve ever seen in your life? There are perhaps hundreds of thousands of images and videos of Earth’s natural satellite showing off its mystery and beauty.

Moon Setting Behind Teide Volcano. Image Credit: Daniel Lopez.
Moon Setting Behind Teide Volcano. Image Credit: Daniel Lopez.

Many of these videos and images have made headlines in the past.


They are the product of skilled photographers and sky gazers who spend hours and hours waiting for the exact moment to capture an unforgettable moment. 🤩


One such unforgettable moment is, without a doubt, this sensational video that seemingly shows Earth’s faithful companion coming down to Earth.

Check out the video:


The video was published on NASA’s Astronomy Picture of The Day (APOD) site on 4 June 2018.

As explained by NASA, the moon isn’t actually crashing into Earth, and the tiny little people seen on the mountain are not in danger.

What is coming down from the left is just the Moon, far in the distance. Luna appears so large here because she is being photographed through a telescopic lens. What is moving is mostly the Earth, whose spin causes the Moon to slowly disappear behind Mount Teide, a volcano in the Canary Islands off the northwest coast of Africa. The people pictured are 16 kilometers away and many are facing the camera because they are watching the Sun rise behind the photographer. It is not a coincidence that a full moon rises just when the Sun sets because the Sun is always on the opposite side of the sky from a full moon. The featured video was made last week during the full Milk Moon. The video is not time-lapse — this was really how fast the Moon was setting.

The stunning view of Earth’s satellite we see in the footage is known as a Milk Moon, and its the first full moon in May.

The sensational video was captured on May 30, 2019, by Daniel Lopez.


The people you see in the video are located some 16 kilometers away from the telescope. Unlike the photographer who took this award-winning footage, they aren’t actually watching the moon.

They are actually watching the sunrise. To them, the moon wouldn’t appear larger than usual.

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Written by Ivan Petricevic

I've been writing passionately about ancient civilizations, history, alien life, and various other subjects for more than eight years. You may have seen me appear on Discovery Channel's What On Earth series, History Channel's Ancient Aliens, and Gaia's Ancient Civilizations among others.

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