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Stars in Shadow: Star and Planet Types by AriochIV Stars in Shadow: Star and Planet Types by AriochIV
Concept art for Sven Olsen's starship combat game project (same as ship designs here).

** WARNING: SCIENCE CONTENT **
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it for a strategy game?
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AriochIV Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   Digital Artist
Yes, it's an as-yet-unnamed turn-based SF strategy game.
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see you are a multi directional artist, drawing anime style art style and Sci-Fi style as well :)

But regarding planets.
It is basic knowledge that one day is the rotation period of a planet around it's axis, and a year is the rotation around it's sun (or mother planet?).
But how you call a moon's rotation around it's mother planet?
For example the Luna (our Moon) because of it's slow rotation speed, one moon day is equivalent roughly one Earth month while it's year is the same as well as it needs this one moth to rotate around us.

But let's say there is an Earth type planet which rotates around a Gas Giant in 100 days, while the Gas giant rotates around the Sun in 4 years.
How would such planet use time? Short and Long Years?
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AriochIV Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013   Digital Artist
The orbit of a planet around a star is called a year, and the orbit of a moon around a planet is called a month. Luna is unusual in that it is tidelocked to Earth (the same face always points to Earth), so Luna's month is the same length as its day.

In your example, the Earth type planet is a moon, so you could say that its month is 100 Earth days and its year is 4 Earth years. The planet's seasons won't change significantly as it orbits the gas giant, as it will still have the same orientation towards the sun.
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure about that.
In those 100 days minimum 25 are in the shadow of the gas giant so it's like one Earth month long Solar Eclipse for each rotation around it.
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AriochIV Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013   Digital Artist
I don't think that's true. Eclipses last at most for a few hours.
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah but we are talking about a larger planet creating it's shadow over this Earth type moon
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looking good!
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ObsidianGrey Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Played like a board game or on a digital device?
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AriochIV Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   Digital Artist
A PC game for Windows. The developer doesn't have a website for it yet, but hopefully this will be fixed relatively soon.
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