According to reports the event seemingly recorded on camera cannot be explained.
In the short clip, filmed through a telescope, it appears to show a UFO spaceship taking off from the moon and darting into space.
A rocket-shaped object shoots out of the lunar surface, Dailystar.co.uk reports.
The subject appears from the left of the moon and the surface seems to be shaking before the take-off.
Then the small object appears from what could be a crater, before it begins its advance from the moon.
The sky is dark, but you can just about make out the outline of the phenomenon as it moves at speed.
It then goes out of shot and the video ends.
Diego Aviles in Mazatlán, Mexico, claims to have recorded the footage before uploading it to his YouTube channel.
Since then it has gained a mass of popularity, being posted on to several other YouTube accounts.
One comment read: “That UFO looks like it’s coming from a hole out of the moon. This is a great video.”
And another added: “Something is Coming, I can feel it.”
A third comment admitted: “That is the best UFO footage I have ever seen.
However, the video has been exposed as nothing more than a hoax made using CGI technology.
Suspicious UFO debunkers investigated Mr Aviles and discovered from his own Facebook page he was a graphic artist who has made a host of stunning CGI videos.
One of them, who uses the name Nightowl on YouTube, even confronted him through Instagram, and released a video of a message exchange, in which Mr Aviles admitted he made the haox video to gauge reaction to his work and he did it before with fake footage of a UFO entering water, “which went viral”.
Express.co.uk contacted Mr Aviles, who declined to comment further, but said the Nightowl video was correct.