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City to replace lights with 'artificial moon'

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OverSword

Since all of the light would now be coming from one place isn't that actually going to create a lot more shadows?

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, it will be around eight times as bright as the actual moon.

What a stupid idea, light pollution is a problem anyway.

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The satellite has reportedly been in testing for years and is based on the idea of a French artist "who imagined hanging a necklace made of mirrors above the Earth which could reflect sunshine through the streets of Paris all year round."

The french "artist" should get his artist-butt slapped with a wet towel for at least 30 minutes per day. :yes:

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Wickian
1 hour ago, OverSword said:

Since all of the light would now be coming from one place isn't that actually going to create a lot more shadows?

They're prepping for a stereotypical comic-style criminal underworld, complete with dramatic lighting.

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OverSword
53 minutes ago, Wickian said:

They're prepping for a stereotypical comic-style criminal underworld, complete with dramatic lighting.

You just reminded me of a great hero

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AllPossible

Next will be China creates it's own Truman Show on South China Sea island

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pallidin

Now we're talking...

 

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pallidin

Curiously our development of music genre's almost exactly mimic human development.

We do have to like it... but we should recognize it.

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and then

People who love the simple pleasure of looking up into a starry sky will be disappointed.  I'd be angry if someone did that here.  It isn't fair to remove such a fundamental natural gift from people.

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freetoroam

As if the Chinese have not caused enough pollution already, they want to move it further up.

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critics have pointed out that an artificial light source in the sky could be problematic, not only for animals and birds in the area but also for astronomers who likely won't appreciate the additional source of light pollution.

I doubt they care about the birds and animals. 

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RoofGardener

Umm.. surely this wouldn't work ? It relies on reflecting sunshine down onto the "dark" side of the Planet Earth (e.g. night-time). However, the earth is rotating around its axis, and also around the Sun. So the satellite would presumably have to be continuously adjusting its position in order to illuminate the City every night ? It would rapidly run out of manoeuvring fuel ? 

Failing that, it would work like the REAL moon.... visible at night sometimes, but not at others. And sometimes visible during the day ? 

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smokeycat

What happens when it's cloudy?

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freetoroam
9 hours ago, smokeycat said:

What happens when it's cloudy?

They turn the street lights on. 

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paperdyer

I'd worry about it falling somewhere with China's track record recently.

 

If this would work the moon would have to be in a stationery orbit over China at all times and high enough to be effective.  I wonder if it could/would affect the tides in that area.

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toast
4 minutes ago, paperdyer said:

If this would work the moon would have to be in a stationery orbit over China at all times and high enough to be effective. 

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I wonder if it could/would affect the tides in that area.

It would effect the whole planet and could lead to the end of this planet.

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Jon the frog

Well, birds will be totally screwed in migration... lots of them use the moon and star for navigation.

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