Meteor? Aliens? Nah. Fiery Streak Over LA Was A Supermoon Marketing Stunt

22 March, 2019, 19:39 | Author: Darnell Taylor
  • Meteor? Aliens? Nah. Fiery Streak Over LA Was A Supermoon Marketing Stunt

As it turns out, it wasn't a space rock at all, but a marketing stunt.

The spectacle was reported around 7:30 p.m., with many taking to Twitter to share videos and photos of the sight.

"Did anyone else see a meteor fly over downtown L.A. and the six helicopters surrounding it now?!" one Twitter user wrote.

"A meteor did not crash into Downtown Los Angeles, and no, it's not an alien invasion.just a film shoot".

Los Angeles police took to Twitter Wednesday evening to tell the public that a streak of light seen moving across the sky near downtown was part of a film shoot. "This is Tinseltown after all".

Meteor? Aliens? Nah. Fiery Streak Over LA Was A Supermoon Marketing Stunt

Red Bull filmed flare-wielding wingsuit jumpers against the backdrop of the supermoon, to the delight of people on the ground waiting with smartphones tilted up for the moment the jumpers touched down.

You can be sure you'll see footage from the jump in some Red Bull ad in the near future, but for now we can all rest easy knowing that L.A. didn't get wiped off the map by a meteor strike.

Others shared what they saw over the downtown area.

For the "flaming fireball" effect, skydivers Jon DeVore, Mike Swanson, and Andy Farrington donned wingsuits outfitted with LED lights and sparkling pyrotechnics that lit up the night sky as the sun set and the supermoon rose. It was actually a publicity stunt.

The display comes just days after the MIT Technology Review announced that a real-life meteor exploded over the Bering Sea in December that hit the planet's atmosphere with a force equivalent to 173 tons of TNT - which is 10 times bigger than the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima during World War II.

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