Tennis fans watching the French Open on TV were left scratching their heads over a shadow that looked like an airplane flying backward over Roland Garros stadium.
Image via Twitter
Neither the announcers nor fans in the stands reacted to the odd phenomenon, but social media was a completely different story.
Did anyone see a shadow of a plane flying backwards just now? #FrenchOpen— Erwin J. Badili (@MARDIGUS) June 1, 2015
But the odd visual isn't much of a mystery at all, and the reason fans, players and announcers never mentioned the shadow is because they were able to see what was causing it.
It was a robotic camera, rigged to fly over the stadium on wires, and mounted on a model of sponsor Emirates Airline's A380 aircraft. At about 150 feet above the ground, the shadows from the wires don't show up.
Image source: Emirates.com
(H/T: Yahoo Sports)
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