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This Is Not The Eclipse Video You're Looking For

Do we really have to do this?

Posted on August 21, 2017, at 4:15 p.m. ET

In case you missed it, North America witnessed one of nature's wonders today — a solar eclipse.

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Most people took the time to gawk and make great jokes on twitter.

Wow. Truly, once in a lifetime. #Eclipse

But as the event was happening, one account posted a video of a solar eclipse visible from an airplane, tagging it #SolarEclipse2017.

Flying though a Solar Eclipse. #SolarEclipse2017

The account didn't mention that the video dates back to at least 2015. BuzzFeed News traced it back to this YouTube account:

View this video on YouTube

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BuzzFeed News contacted Sylvain Chapeland through Facebook to inquire about the origin of the video, but has not heard back yet.

From there, the misinformation took on a life of its own, eventually making its way to this viral tweet, once again claiming the video is recent.

Wow, someone caught the #SolarEclipse2017 mid flight! Breathtaking. ❤️

But there's no need to be too disappointed. Reporter Jessica Greif really did capture today's eclipse from a plane, and this video is the real deal.

The #GreatAmericanEclipse Flight was first to witness totality 2017. #OREclipse #Eclipse2017 Video by… https://t.co/op5ZWiqbBe

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A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.