The December 3 full Moon reached its point of perigee on Sunday night, approaching a distance of around 224,000 miles from Earth.
But a bizarre video uploaded to YouTube by user RitchieFromBoston, purports to contain evidence that the Moon is much closer to Earth than that and is actually less than 4.7 miles away.
The conspiracy video kicks off with Mr Ritchie peddling theories about chemtrail sprays before shifting his attention to the Moon.
He said: “They’re lying to us. Do not believe NASA
because they are lying about our entire origin.”
Claiming to use a Nikon P900 digital camera, he zooms in all the way on the Moon, exposing every bump and crater on its surface.
He said: “See this video that I’m taking right now? I am clearly in the daytime and am zooming in on the Moon.
“Let’s watch this again. In the daylight I am zooming right in on the Moon – no problem with a Nikon P900.
“And I can zoom in even further than that, and I believe I will. There it is. You can literally see what looks to be stars shining right through it.”
Mr Ritchie then promptly cuts to a view of the Boston skyline across from what appears to be Charles River.
Further demonstrating his ‘evidence’ he uses the same camera to zoom in on the Prudential Tower in Back Bay, which he claims is only 4.7 miles away from his home.