Re: The Gloranthan Night Sky

From: Trotsky <TTrotsky_at_4SNW26yPwmeHMI8P6pa6LewRTsRT6DdRwXsh4EZHO3hC0SEALImPM0mRGWt2E7do4KH>
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2012 22:05:40 +0100

John Biles wrote:

>> How bright are Gloranthan nights?
> About the same as on Earth; at least, I can't recall any sources to
> the contrary.
>> Are there as many stars as Earth or fewer?
> While there have been a number of star charts for Glorantha produced,
> they show only the major constellations and planets, etc. I'd be very
> surprised if there aren't a similar number of stars in the Gloranthan
> sky as in ours, with the vast majority too small to show on the
> published charts. Although, for those used to urban living (or even
> most parts of Europe/Japan, where you're never far from an urban
> environment) it might be worth remembering that, in a world/place
> without significant light pollution, there's going to be one heck of a
> lot more stars visible than there might be where you live IRL.
>> Are they as bright? Brighter?
> There's never been any numbered magnitudes, or anything, that I've
> seen, but the scale seems to be broadly similar to the celestial
> objects of our world. If there are any objects brighter than Venus, I
> suppose Lightfore, and maybe Tolat (which, IIRC, shows a visible disc,
> albeit a small one) might be possible candidates.
>> What about the planets? How bright is the red moon? (Obviously it
>> varies by phase but what is the brightest?)
> I think it's broadly similar to our own moon in terms of brightness,
> although being red would have a noticeable effect on that, and may
> make it appear less bright than a shiny silvery thing would be.

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