The Wang Yuyang Artificial Moon is Made from Fluorescent Lighting

 - Jun 1, 2011
References: boersligallery & thisiscolossal
The Wang Yuyang artificial moon sculpture is unlike any other moon replica seen to date. Made from hundreds of fluorescent lightbulbs, the structure aims to recreate the craters and other surface features of Earth’s moon using strategically placed lights.

Suspended in between trees in the only "natural habitat" of the Xujiahui area, the piece is significant to the people of China for numerous reasons. The exhibit debuted in Shanghai, a city that according to Oddity Central, is often unable witness the actual moon moving through the night sky due to light pollution. The symbolism lies in the idea that the artificial moon is placed within touching distance of its audience.

This original piece of artwork is over 13 feet wide. But don't stand too close -- when fully illuminated, this moon replica is a lot for the eyes to handle!