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Q&A Do seasons occur on a tidally-locked planet?

I have done some research and so much contradict one another or I simply fail to understand. Do seasons occur on a tidally locked planet that isn't tilted on its axis?

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Mister Onion‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by HDE 226868‭

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Q&A Is it realistic that mountain cultures use a different calendar than the low landers?

My fantasy setting is on a wet and humid world of innumerable islands; many of which are quite mountainous. With conditions ranging from Mediterranean to Tropical. The culture here experience onl...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Trismegistus‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Trismegistus‭

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Q&A How does axial tilt affect atmospheric pressure and wind?

I'm working on an earht-like map and I'm having a hard time understanding where to put the high and low pressure zones. Here's some background info first. Axial tilt: 25 degrees Tropics latitude:...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Ashley‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Ashley‭

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Q&A Habitable Planet with Highly Eliptical Orbit

Would it be possible for life to develop on a planet with a highly elliptical orbit? (Similar to a comet, but possibly less extreme.) If so, what conditions would be necessary and what would the li...

12 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by WillRoss1‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by WillRoss1‭

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Q&A Earth Has Four Seasons Lasting Years. Is This Too Much?

In this alternate Earth, the axial tilt is still leaning to the extent of the temperate and polar zones having four seasons--spring, summer, autumn and winter. The one key difference is that each ...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by JohnWDailey‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by JohnWDailey‭

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Q&A A fictional island on Earth with "longer" springs and autumns

I want to write a story on Earth as it is now, with the sole exception of one large island nation. I plan to introduce elements of mysticism into the story as well, but I would like to keep these s...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Loggins‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Loggins‭

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Q&A Cold Weather Patterns

I'm working on a world with a mild but near constant winter. This weather pattern moves down the latitude and causes deep snows and some ice at worst in the mountains to heavy monsoons in tropic re...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Csraves ‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Csraves ‭

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Q&A Seasons & days with steep axial tilt?

Given tilt of about 90deg (like Uranus), with day &amp; year like Venus (day longer than year), orbiting a purple (brown) dwarf (not tidal locked). I'm having trouble getting "seasons" &amp; day le...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by vulcanforger‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by vulcanforger‭

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Q&A The (Alternative) Reason for the Seasons: Highly Eccentric Orbit

On Earth, we experience seasons because of our planet's axial tilt. It is a common misconception that the seasons are instead caused by our planet's distance from the sun changing as it orbits....

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by ApproachingDarknessFish‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by ApproachingDarknessFish‭

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Q&A Climate and weather without obliquity and eccentricity?

Obliquity is the most important factor of seasons. Without axial tilt, eccentricity causes small temperature variations. What would climate and weather on Earth look like, if Earth doesn't have any...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Rock‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Rock‭

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Q&A Reality check; minimal axial tilt = minimal seasons/mild weather right?

TLDR; what would weather be like with minimal axial tilt? Included is a picture of my climate map and several perspectives of a paper model I made of the planet. The ocean covers over half the pla...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Bett Struble‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Bett Struble‭

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Q&A Is it physically possible for a planet to have seasons of different lengths?

Those of you who have read Game Of Thrones will know that in the GOT world seasons do not have a fixed duration, e.g., a winter might last three times longer than the previous one. I find most int...

20 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Garoal‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Garoal‭

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Q&A Seasonal pressure areas over continents located in both northern and southern hemispheres

On a real world Earth, the seasonal changes in temperature of continents create high-pressure areas during winter in that hemisphere, and low-pressure areas during summer in that hemisphere. Shou...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Heagon‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Heagon‭

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Q&A Spotlight distribution in a hollow earth?

I've been toying with a concept for a hollow/inner Earth universe in which I would like to achieve an even distribution of light. The pickle is that the "sun" of this world operates like a beacon/s...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by C. Waldo‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by C. Waldo‭

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Q&A Plausible reasons for multiple hot seasons in one solar year

Setup: A planet generally with an earthlike climate, although slightly wetter and warmer as a general rule, with a little more oxygen in the atmosphere, but habitable by unmodified humans. Still h...

10 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by dwllama‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by dwllama‭

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Q&A A Planet Where The Four Seasons Occur Multiple Times In One Year?

Earthlings, I live on a world where most places on my planet has four seasons, just like yours does. We also have one sun and one moon, presumably. It's been not even a year since I came of age (2...

6 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Sora Tamashii‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Sora Tamashii‭

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Q&A Does a planet's axial tilt and seasonal progression affect a planetary-ring system, as seen from the planet surface?

Ok, so I have determined my world can keep it's planetary ring system. YAY! Now I just need to clarify once and for how it would look like from the planet surface. I think I have it worked out, but...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by EveryBitHelps‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by EveryBitHelps‭

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Q&A If our moon had an atmosphere, could it have seasons?

Because our moon is tidally locked with Earth, then the same half always faces the Earth regardless of where the Moon is in its orbit. As such, would a tidally locked satellite such as our moon (as...

5 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Nerevar98‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Nerevar98‭

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Q&A How could humans survive 9 month winters in the classical Roman era?

I have a world I am building that is similar to ours, and is set in the height of the Roman empire era. The main difference is that the winter is half the year and full rotation of seasons is 18 m...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by user2554063‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by user2554063‭

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Q&A Can a planet of heavy and regular rains or monsoons have little to no surface water?

There is a background planet in this story that is important due to character back story however we never visit it in this book. It is describe as a mostly jungle planet, with regular heavy rains ...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by PCSgtL‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by PCSgtL‭

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Q&A Planet wide seasons: Possible?

I was reading a World Anvil article which has a world that experiences world wide seasonal changes. Specifically quoting the article, During the month of Frimense, the Frostkin thrive, as the...

6 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by DevourerOfStars‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by DevourerOfStars‭

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Q&A Seasons on Infinite Cylinder Planet

An infinitely long cylinder, made of planetary matter with an average radius roughly equivalent to the average distance Earth's equator has to its center, orbits around a parallel, infinitely long ...

6 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by TheNewGuy‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by TheNewGuy‭

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Q&A What rough climate and/or biome classifications would I assign to a planet with 31.1 degrees axial tilt?

First, specifying format in this question I will be giving temperature ranges that sometimes appear backwards. This is because I am listing average temperature ranges from southern to northern lat...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Rúnatál Davino‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Rúnatál Davino‭

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Q&A What would the temperature variation be on this planet? (High eccentricity & slow rotation)

I've been trying to figure out a model (or find a relevant paper) for calculating the approximate day/night and periapsis/apoapsis temperature variation for an earth-like planet that has a high ecc...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by n_bandit‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by n_bandit‭

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Q&A Antarctic Climate on Greenhouse Earth

Scenario: Say we have a massive release of greenhouse gases into Earth's atmosphere, however much for the ocean around Antarctica to get just warm enough for hurricanes to form during the summer (2...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Worldbuilder_Wannabe‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Worldbuilder_Wannabe‭

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Q&A Which impacts are to be expected, if an Earth-like planet orbits a Jupiter-like one?

In a fictional setting, an Earth-like planet is orbiting another, Jupiter-like planet. For explanation see my previous question Which astronomical or cosmological event would explain periodical lo...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Aertemis‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Aertemis‭

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Q&A Seasonal Changes

I'm interested in developing a world that has somewhat extreme seasonal changes (hot, but liveable summers and cold, but livable winter) with a very cold non-habitable polar regions. Would axial ti...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by OCA2blu‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by OCA2blu‭

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Q&A Eternal seasons bind to geographical areas

I created a world a few month ago for a role play game, Ryuutama. The game system is higly based on season and weather, but I'm not good in time gestion as GM. I so decided that regions will have t...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Cailloumax‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Cailloumax‭

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Q&A Is it possible to have a planet that has seasons and is also cold at the equator and hot both poles?

I am trying to create a planet for a fantasy role-playing game where the equator is an impassible region of ice. Ideally, I want to find a science-based solution to this and not have to resort to ...

6 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by AchillesHeal‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by AchillesHeal‭

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Q&A The (Alternative) Reason for the Seasons, Part 2: Variable Star

Part 1 On Earth, we have seasons due to our planet's tilt. In my last question, I proposed an alternative world where the seasons were instead caused by an eccentric orbit. Now I'm going for somet...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by ApproachingDarknessFish‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by ApproachingDarknessFish‭

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Q&A ELEVEN Inner Planets?! What Will the Ice Ages Be Like?

A Milankovitch cycle is defined in Universe Today as a cyclical movement related to the Earth's orbit around the Sun. There are three elements to a Milankovitch cycle that affects the amount ...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by JohnWDailey‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by JohnWDailey‭

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Q&A e=0. What Does That Mean for the Seasons?

Currently, Earth's eccentricity (orbital shape) is 0.0167086. Zero is a perfect circle whereas One is parabolic escape orbit and any greater becomes a hyperbola. And in the theory of the Milankov...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by JohnWDailey‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by JohnWDailey‭

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Q&A 8 seasons instead of 4, why?

My Kepler Bb world has in total 8 seasons. 4 of those are transition phases. Their year begins on the first day of spring and their months with 9 day weeks are 65 days long. But that is just in Kep...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Caters‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Caters‭

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Q&A Season cycle that would occur on a habitable planet that orbits two suns?

If there's a habitable planet that orbits two suns like the above orbital route, what would possibly occur on that planet? Would it have two yearly seasonal cycle (compare to earth)? Would it be...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Hariz Rizki‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Hariz Rizki‭

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Q&A Getting Day-Night Cycle and Seasons for my Dyson Outies

Setting is described here: Handwavium-based-artifact by a Kardashev III+ civilization. We're talking about a 1-AU-radius world (except people live on the outer not inner side of the hollow sphe...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Serban Tanasa‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Serban Tanasa‭

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Q&A Would a planet with a 4 year solar orbit have differing seasons?

I'm writing a setting for some fantasy novels, and came up with an idea about weather and climate. The world I'm imagining has an elliptical orbit around a binary system, giving it basically 2 st...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Alex Zuan‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Alex Zuan‭

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Q&A Extremes in temperate climate

On Kepler Bb these are the average temperature and duration in region 1 which is a warm temperate zone(subtropical if you want to call it that): Winter: Temp: 35 degrees Fahrenheit (2° C) Durati...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Caters‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Caters‭

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Q&A Temperature changes in a planet with much larger ice caps

I'm building an RPG world and the ice caps are rather large. How big of an effect would it have on the climate and seasons of said world? Would it be slightly colder or would it be similar to an ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Tobias Fizzlewig‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Tobias Fizzlewig‭

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Q&A Longer Summer Days, Longer Winter Nights in the Temperate Zone

Earth in this scenario still rotates once every 24 hours, and the temperate zone still has four seasons, each one lasting three months. But in this scenario, a temperate summer has the sun shining...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by JohnWDailey‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by JohnWDailey‭