A mysterious sighting of what appeared to be three moons has sparked online concerns with some users deeming it a sign of oncoming doom.
The rare sight – which appeared earlier this week above Jilin Province, north-eastern China – was accidentally caught on camera by a woman wanting to snap a pic of the starry sky.
Footage of the celestial wonder sparked widespread discussions after it went viral on Douyin, China’s version of TikTok, with over 40,000 likes and more than 12,000 comments.
The video shows two crescent moons shining with a heavenly body seen in between them that was variously described as either a smaller moon, distant planet or fading star.
The bizarre spectacle could reportedly be seen for another half hour after it was first filmed here.
Numerous netizens flocked to the post and made various guesses as to what caused the mysterious event.
Some suggested that the smaller moon-like shape seen in the video could be the result of light refraction caused by the camera’s lens.
While others feared that it may be a sign of an oncoming catastrophe.
Douyin user ‘Rainbow Tiger One’ said in a comment: “This means drought, hunger, war.”
Another user – ‘yo it’ – jokingly wrote: “There is a bug in the system.”
While user ‘Climb the peak’ said: “It’s just light refraction from ice crystals in the air, there’s nothing to fuss about.”
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Story By: Filip Dzambazoski, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Asia Wire Report
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