first_imgStay on target People in downtown Los Angeles were mystified by what appeared to be a flaming fireball streaking across the sky during Wednesday night’s supermoon, but the “meteor” turned out be a team of daredevil wingsuit skydivers.As the third and final supermoon of 2019 illuminated the sky, skydivers from Red Bull Air Force leapt from a helicopter 4,000 feet above Los Angeles and swooped into downtown at more than 120 mph.For the “flaming fireball” effect, skydivers Jon DeVore, Mike Swanson, and Andy Farrington donned wingsuits outfitted with LED lights and sparkling pyrotechnics that lit up the night sky as the sun set and the supermoon rose.Traveling three feet forward for every one foot down, the daredevils’ southwestern one-mile flight took them into downtown, where they soared through skyscrapers, including the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel, the tallest building west of Chicago.The wingsuit divers donned suits outfitted with LED lights and pyrotechnics, as seen here on Jon Devore. (Photo Credit: Andy Farrington/Red Bull Content Pool)The team pulled their parachutes at 1,000 feet, marking the first-ever wingsuit jump into downtown Los Angeles.The Red Bull Air Force is known for their highly coordinated aerial jump demonstrations. Previous stunts have included jumps at the famous archaeological site Petra, Jordan and a world record attempt at Idaho’s Perrine Bridge.The team leapt from a helicopter 4,000 feet above Los Angeles and swooped into downtown at more than 120mph. (Photo Credit: David Clancy / Red Bull Content Pool)As baffled residents wondered on social media if they actually saw a meteor, the Los Angeles Police Department had to reassure the public with a tweet.“PSA: A meteor did not crash into Downtown Los Angeles, and no, it’s not an alien invasion… just a film shoot. This is Tinseltown after all,” the LAPD posted.More on Geek.com:2019’s Super Blood Wolf Moon Total Lunar Eclipse  in PhotosNASA Detects Giant Meteor Explosion Over Bering SeaPolice Dash Cam Captures Meteor Shower Ahead of Geminids Peak Japan Sends Satellite Into Space to Deliver Artificial Meteor ShowerQuadrantids: Watch 2019’s First Meteor Shower last_img