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I'm building a campaign scenario for a tabletop rpg. Well that's not really important, the thing is that as the title says, the word where the characters are is actually a moon/satellite of a gas giant.
I don't know how would this affect life on said planet.
I'm guessing solar eclipses due to being on the shadow of the planet would be a regular issue. Would they be able to see the sun through the gas giant? (it's not solid so... Maybe??)
How would the gas giant affect the sea tides?
Also, this one goes a little more into physics, what kind of orbit should this moon have? I mean, should it orbit on the same plane as the planet? Or would this be bad due to solar eclipses? Should it have a more angled orbit then??
If you happen to think of something else that would be relevant please do tell.
Edit: I don't think that my question is a copy of the one suggested by Serban Tanasa. That one goes into great detail (and lots of physics) in how could a system like that be possible, how could the planet be captured, how stable would it's orbit be, etc... And what I ask is, well, this kind of binary system is already there, what does people on the ground see and experience? I hope is different enough for this question to be worth it.
Edit 2: I guess no, the planet is not tidally locked to the gas giant. If it where only half the planet would be able to see the gas giant, so... I've decided it's not tidally locked. (Haven't thought about that one previously)