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Chinese biz baron wants to shove his artificial moon where the sun doesn't shine – literally

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"at a minimum it must have at least the same effect as street lights in a city."

Not exactly, because streetlights can only illuminate a small round area, so their highest level of illumination depends on the lowest level you can accept as usable, on the fringes between lights. An artificial moon could illuminate its whole target area identically everywhere, and only need the equivalent of that lowest level. It would have quite a different effect, since the maximum brightness would be much lower.

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