The night sky is going to get a new partner very soon. Scientists keep planning to install an artificial moon in the sky. They invented illuminate night city into 2020.
Man made moon generate the history. It will placed sky over the Chengdu city. Chengdu city is country capital southwestern Sichuan province. Artificial moon will use an outer covering that reflects the light of the sun like the real moon and illuminates the earth at night. That moon is basically like a satellite convert.
If the artificial moon is installed, there will be no need to light street lights in Chengdu city at night. According to scientists, it will be eight times brighter than the original moon in the eyes of ordinary people. And the street will be five times brighter than the lights.
It will rotate at a distance of only five hundred kilometers very close to the earth. Where the main moon is located three hundred and eighty thousand kilometers away from the earth.
It will not possible to illuminate the night sky all through this ambitious project. Not whole city of China. It covered only Chengdu city.
If the artificial moon is completely installed, the city of Chengdu will save more than 17 billion dollar electricity costs annually. It will come in handy very quickly in the dark or in a natural disaster. Three more artificial moons will be installed in the sky by 2022 if these activities are successfully completed.
Some more experiments are needed to ensure that the work is successfully carried out and that there is no adverse effect on nature.
The experiments will take place in an uninhabited desert. So that the artificial moonlight can not harm people or anything.
This is not the first time China has such an ambitious space project. In 1990, some cities in northern Russia, which did not have daylight, planned to reflect sunlight. For that, they placed a special mirror in the sky, capable of reflecting sunlight. But the project was cancelled in 1999 when the mirror lost its performance due to atmospheric influences.
In January, the US Rocket Lab placed an artificial star in the sky. But scientists have criticized the man-made star for causing light pollution and disturbing the Earth’s orbit.