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China reveals plan to launch an 'artificial moon' to light up city skies in 2020

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posted on Oct, 18 2018 @ 12:18 AM
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Not the first time something like this has been suggested however to my knowledge it is the first time someone/country is actually going to do it.. We don't need no stinking street lights !

A city in China is planning to launch an ‘artificial moon’ that will light up the skies as far as 50 miles around.

The so-called illumination satellite set to deploy over the southwestern city of Chengdu in 2020 is touted to be eight times as bright as the real moon, to cast a ‘dusk-like glow’ over the region, according to the People’s Daily.

Officials have released few details on the project, but say the idea pulls inspiration from a French artist who envisioned a necklace of mirrors hanging over Earth.

www.dailymail.co.uk...




posted on Oct, 18 2018 @ 12:20 AM
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I am sure the nocturnal animals will love it!
The birds too!
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posted on Oct, 18 2018 @ 12:22 AM
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Whats wrong with the actual moon?


Nao if only they'd stop killing endangered animals for "medicine" aka dick pills.
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posted on Oct, 18 2018 @ 12:45 AM
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They’re planning ahead gotta burn through all that smog.😝



posted on Oct, 18 2018 @ 01:06 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky


Artificial moon or Orbital death ray?



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posted on Oct, 18 2018 @ 01:16 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Red about these projects decades ago in Sci-Fi publishing (especially Omni magazine).By doing this (if successful), they can save a lot of energy by illuminating their cities in night time.



posted on Oct, 18 2018 @ 01:28 AM
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Wont somebody think of the moths!???
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posted on Oct, 18 2018 @ 01:29 AM
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originally posted by: Qboneq
a reply to: 727Sky

Red about these projects decades ago in Sci-Fi publishing (especially Omni magazine).By doing this (if successful), they can save a lot of energy by illuminating their cities in night time.


Exactly.. As far as night time critters.... when we have a very bright full moon they do not seem to mind at all as they are still out doing their night time critter thing.

If you look at any major city from a decent altitude besides the lit up buildings all you usually see are the street lights. You would think all the earth huggers and greenie beanies would love this.. Ooops never mind they want us living in caves and eating weeds that grow naturally.. so we all die off sooner rather than later..

Anyway I hope the Chinese actually do this and it works like a charm.. Being Chinese made I do hope it does not malfunction and fall on someone's head..! That would be "not nice" !


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posted on Oct, 18 2018 @ 05:23 AM
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I have spent my life trying to live in places with dark skies. This type of thing fills me with horror, not just because the Chinese will inflict anything on their citizenry as the robotisation of China marches on, but because it's a shocking thing to do the the natural world which requires a day and a night cycle.



posted on Oct, 18 2018 @ 05:39 AM
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Well...

How many people think the current moon is fake, anyway. Now we'll have even more LUNARtics to contend with.

And next, we can create an artificial earth next to the artificial moon, and look for signs of intelligence on it.



posted on Oct, 18 2018 @ 05:44 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

What better way to keep the slaves in perpetual work, you don't even need to sleep now...



posted on Oct, 18 2018 @ 07:20 AM
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It's been tried before....

Moon Towers



posted on Oct, 18 2018 @ 09:09 AM
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originally posted by: 727Sky

originally posted by: Qboneq
a reply to: 727Sky

Red about these projects decades ago in Sci-Fi publishing (especially Omni magazine).By doing this (if successful), they can save a lot of energy by illuminating their cities in night time.


Exactly.. As far as night time critters.... when we have a very bright full moon they do not seem to mind at all as they are still out doing their night time critter thing.

If you look at any major city from a decent altitude besides the lit up buildings all you usually see are the street lights. You would think all the earth huggers and greenie beanies would love this.. Ooops never mind they want us living in caves and eating weeds that grow naturally.. so we all die off sooner rather than later..

Anyway I hope the Chinese actually do this and it works like a charm.. Being Chinese made I do hope it does not malfunction and fall on someone's head..! That would be "not nice" !


darksky.org...


Plants and animals depend on Earth’s daily cycle of light and dark rhythm to govern life-sustaining behaviors such as reproduction, nourishment, sleep and protection from predators.

Scientific evidence suggests that artificial light at night has negative and deadly effects on many creatures including amphibians, birds, mammals, insects and plants.



Artificial lighting has had and continues to have significant negative impacts for the lifecycles of nocturnal animals.



posted on Oct, 18 2018 @ 09:19 AM
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maybe they are trying to stop people seeing something in the night sky?



posted on Oct, 18 2018 @ 11:02 AM
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originally posted by: SprocketUK
maybe they are trying to stop people seeing something in the night sky?


Maybe they're trying to distract their citizens from the fact that living in China sucks balls.



posted on Oct, 18 2018 @ 12:18 PM
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There is a difference between a bright, full moon and what they intend to do here. I'm not going to scroll back up the page, but didn't they say it was supposed to be 8 times brighter?

I think it's unlikely any effect would be catastrophic - the affected region would be 50 miles - but it's almost guaranteed that the negative effects would outweigh the benefits. First one I can think of: don't Chinese people like looking at stars? The list goes on...

I say it's bad. Don't mess with light/dark anymore than we have. It's all hubris.
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posted on Oct, 18 2018 @ 12:46 PM
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Aren't these the same people who have blow up dolls in vending machines? China needs to dial down the attempts at being so technologically advanced.



posted on Oct, 18 2018 @ 12:56 PM
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Maybe they are getting ideas from YouTube




posted on Oct, 18 2018 @ 01:00 PM
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Can I ask the contractors that if this is successful they can maybe try for



Cos here in the UK the main one is broke most of the time


I do appreciate how as humans we make advancements using science, lets hope science help us not only improve our life quality but ensure the planet remains in optimal conditions for us to even be here.



posted on Oct, 18 2018 @ 01:02 PM
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This also means you could use the same disk
to follow the Sun across the sky and put a giant shadow wherever
you like .




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