Abu Dhabi, Beijing: China will replace street lighting poles and will create a satellite that will send it to space in 2020 to double the real moonlight at night, where it is set to light about 80 kilometers from the ground below.
China announced its new project during the national innovation and entrepreneurial activity in Chengdu.
The head of the Chengdu Research Institute of Space Science and Microelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., Wu Chunfeng explained that the test of luminance moon began years ago, and now the technology is finally ready.
The satellite is scheduled to illuminate Chengdu, one of the three most populous cities in western China, with some 14.5 million people living there.
The light produced by the satellite will be eight times more bright than the real moon, as well as controllable, and adjust for lighting between 10 and 80 kilometers.
Some fear that the moon's unreal lights may adversely affect the daily lives of some animals.
But the director of the Institute of Optics at the Harbin Institute of Technology's space college, Kang Win Min, said the satellite light would be like dusk, so it should not affect animals' lives.
The idea of the satellite came from a French artist, who imagined hanging a necklace made of mirrors above the ground, which could reflect the sunshine on the streets of Paris all year round.