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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:05 am 
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Okay, genuine question. What actually happens if the sun stands still? Like, what actually happens? Let's take flora, as an example.
Flora aligns itself to maximize the amount of sunlight that hits is surface. The sun now stands still. Do all the flowers now point north? Does Maraka end up looking like a staircase, as plants further behind have to reach higher in order to get out of the shadows? Would plants look more like peacock tails instead of normal flowers?
What happens to oxygen? Can people in the south even breathe, as there is no sunlight for plants to photosynthesize?

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Like, the sun stops moving through space or the planet stops rotating so the sun looks stationary in the sky?

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 Post subject: Re: Flavor
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I don't know if the multiverse actually operates like our galaxy, but the premise of the set is that the sun stands still in the sky, so in irl terms I assume it would be the planet making one full rotation each orbit.

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Oh, well that's a lot better for the planet then.

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Mown wrote:
Okay, genuine question. What actually happens if the sun stands still? Like, what actually happens? Let's take flora, as an example.
Flora aligns itself to maximize the amount of sunlight that hits is surface. The sun now stands still. Do all the flowers now point north? Does Maraka end up looking like a staircase, as plants further behind have to reach higher in order to get out of the shadows? Would plants look more like peacock tails instead of normal flowers?
What happens to oxygen? Can people in the south even breathe, as there is no sunlight for plants to photosynthesize?


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Awesome post Tevish.

To answer Mown's questions:
Plants would have all of their foliage on one side. The curvature of the planet would mean that plants wouldn't all have to arrange themselves in staircase formation. Of course it would be best to. That's why a single superorganism like Maraka can leverage its organizational skills to get more out of the environment than its competitors. Plants would probably be very tall for competition purposes. It would be cool if there were plants that turned away from the sun once they got enough light in order to leave some for the rest of their species or prevent overheating.
In reality, a planet tidally locked with its sun like that would probably be unlivable. The huge heat disparity would probably generate hurricane-force winds 24 hours a day. I figured we could handwave that part though. Somebody did magic to it.

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Such panets exist irl where they no longer turn on their on axis as they travel around their stars. Scientists speculate theres a nice belt in the middle of the planet where life might exist. With all heat on one side and cold on the other, such a planet would be subject to lots of terrible storms and junk though because of circulation.

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