“A view of Hurricane Dorian from the coasts of Florida,” reads a tweet by Twitter handle Physics-astronomy.org (@OrgPhysics).

The tweet was quote-tweeted and retweeted by many, among them was the Pakistani Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Hussein.

Digital artwork

The video does not show Hurricane Dorian but is a digitally-created artwork. US-based photographer Brent Shavnore had uploaded the clip on his Instagram account.

In an email conversation with AFP, he said that the video is an animated version of a composite image he created. The video was created by Instagram user TheGlitch. “Yes Instagram user TheGlitch was the person who animated the storm. I combined the two Shutterstock pictures together to create the artwork. That video on YouTube is my tutorial explaining how it’s done,” Shavnore wrote to AFP.

The two photographs he combined – 1 and 2 – to create the artwork were also revealed to AFP.

TheGlitch had uploaded the animation on its Instagram page, describing it as – “There is peace even in the storm.” – Vincent van Gogh. Photos taken by @shavnore Animation by TheGlitch @theglitch.og.”

A digitally created artwork and animation was shared on social media as Hurricane Dorian from the coasts of Florida.

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