Amazing video shows the real speed aeroplanes reach – and people are in disbelief
A video shared on TikTok shows the real speed aeroplanes can reach – leaving some viewers in disbelief.
The seven-second clip, shared by user @plutosdestiny, is simply captioned ‘The real speed of planes’.
In the short video, a small plane is seen moving across the sky, seemingly moving quite quickly.
Written across the screen in text, embedded within the images of sky and clouds, the words ‘The real speed of planes’ are duplicated from the caption.
During the clip, the camera captures the footage of what is believed to be a Boeing 737 from what appears to be another airborne craft.
A clip from the video (pictured) shared by TikTok user @plutosdestiny, showing the ‘real speed of planes’
The Boeing, which reaches cruising speeds of 545 mph, appears to be travelling very quickly.
As people usually see planes from a great distance, often watching them in the sky while standing on the ground, they appear to be travelling extremely slowly.
The seemingly low speed is due to a phenomena called Motion Parallax.
This concept refers to that fact that objects moving at a constant speed across the frame appear to move more slowly when they are further away from the viewer (a person or camera) than they would appear to move if they were closer.
The person filming the plane in the clip, which has been viewed more than 1.7 million times, is closer to the moving jet than a person watching a plane normally would be.
Viewers took to the comments section to share their mixed responses to the video – with some saying it had put them off flying
Hence, the plane looks as though it is moving quickly, which it will be – travelling at speeds of several hundreds of miles an hour.
Reactions to the clip were mixed, with some viewers saying they didn’t believe the video.
One wrote: ‘i’m gonna refuse to believe this.’
Meanwhile another said: ‘i didn’t need to know that a few days before going on a plane .’
And a similar comment read: ‘ ♡never going to a plane again