|Ah, a new moon in the sky reflecting|
And when we say launch, we mean LAUNCH! The mini-moon will be launched over 300 miles above Earth's surface and could shine eight times brighter than the actual Moon (Soma, Luna, Chandra).
Location-wise, the new moon will hang over Chengdu, the capital of China’s southwestern Sichuan province.
|Moon over Chengdu (Getty Images)|
Officials say it could conserve energy by replacing streetlights, thereby saving 1.2 billion yuan ($173 million) in costs annually and provide emergency lighting in cases of natural disasters and blackouts.