By Evan Bleier / January 19, 2019

A Fake Meteor Shower Could Be Coming to a Sky Near You

A company called Astro Live Experiences plans to launch man-made showers by 2020.

XILINGOL, CHINA - DECEMBER 14:
Gemini meteor shower, Ming'antu Observatory, Xilingol, Inner Mongolia, China, December 14, 2018.PHOTOGRAPH BY Costfoto / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read Costfoto / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
XILINGOL, CHINA - DECEMBER 14: Gemini meteor shower, Ming'antu Observatory, Xilingol, Inner Mongolia, China, December 14, 2018.PHOTOGRAPH BY Costfoto / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read Costfoto / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

A company called Astro Live Experiences (ALE) wants to put satellites in orbit which are capable of launching artificial meteor showers with the push of a button.

And, after launching a test rocket earlier this week, it looks as if ALE may be on track to making that happen in the skies over Japan as soon as 2020.

Loaded with miniature pellets that will burn up in the atmosphere to generate light, each satellite would be able to put on an aerial display which could last for several minutes.

Even though it will be artificial, the light generated should be spectacular and even be bright enough to be visible in areas with heavy light pollution, according to the company.

Called the Sky Canvas Project, the showers should be visible to millions of people across an area extending for 125 miles.

According to ALE, the purpose of Sky Canvas is to “bring people all over the world together to witness an unprecedented, collective experience. Using space as our stage, we will constantly strive to bring to life new levels of entertainment while utilizing its technology in the development of science.”

Check out one of ALE’s promotional videos below.

ALE_Astro Live Experiences from ALE_Astro Live Experiences on Vimeo.

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