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    Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:58 am  
    Are Oerth's moons tidally locked?

    Strange late at night thoughts. Shocked

    So Earth's moon, Luna always presents the same face to Earth. The phases change, but the crater patterns we can see don't.

    Do Oerth's moons exhibit the ame behavior?
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    Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:21 am  

    Celene is tidally locked. The Nearside features more mountain ranges and volcanoes, while the Farside is a mishmash of thousands of overlapping craters, a legacy of an asteroid bombardment thousands (or millions) of years in the past. [Greyspace, page 10]

    Luna is not tidally locked. It rotates on its axis every eight hours. [Greyspace, page 17] However, its surface features are obscured by clouds. [Greyspace, page 18]
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    Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:31 am  

    Okay so basically I should have read the books. :)

    Thanks for the references!
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    Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:33 am  
    Re: Are Oerth's moons tidally locked?

    mindseye wrote:
    Strange late at night thoughts. Shocked

    So Earth's moon, Luna always presents the same face to Earth. The phases change, but the crater patterns we can see don't.

    Do Oerth's moons exhibit the ame behavior?


    In my current campaign Luna is a vast starship which is in ruins. There are transporters to the ship in several places including a basement in the City of Greyhawk which my players are destined to stumble into.
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    Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:08 am  
    Re: Are Oerth's moons tidally locked?

    JasonZavoda wrote:
    In my current campaign Luna is a vast starship which is in ruins.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Nho44lGVV8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT4shwU4Yc4
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    Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:37 am  
    Re: Are Oerth's moons tidally locked?

    Kirt wrote:
    JasonZavoda wrote:
    In my current campaign Luna is a vast starship which is in ruins.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Nho44lGVV8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT4shwU4Yc4


    As I don't click on blind links what do these link to?
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    Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:37 pm  
    Links

    I did it.

    First one is a video titled "That's no moon. It's a space station. "

    Second one is titled ""IT'S NOT A MOON" — A Bad Lip Reading of Star Wars."
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    Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:16 pm  
    Re: Links

    Raymond wrote:
    I did it.

    First one is a video titled "That's no moon. It's a space station. "

    Second one is titled ""IT'S NOT A MOON" — A Bad Lip Reading of Star Wars."


    I thought it might be to the show Starlost. Im thinking Heinlein's Orphans of the Sky and Niven's Ringworld although I will robabvly use my WEG death star plans for some mapping.
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    Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:15 am  

    Now I'm reminded of Transformers: Beastwars which took place on an ancient Earth with two moons — the second being a super weapon in case the "alien experiment" that was Earth went awry.
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    Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:56 am  

    Amesang wrote:
    Now I'm reminded of Transformers: Beastwars which took place on an ancient Earth with two moons — the second being a super weapon in case the "alien experiment" that was Earth went awry.


    Sweet. Was that a TV show?
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    Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:53 pm  

    Yeah, CGI animated… although it came out in the mid-90's so, naturally, it doesn't hold up so well. Razz

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQcu6VbYI7g
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