OK, so something happened to Earth, huge cosmic calamity type thing, and now Earth's orbit is longer.
My story is set 100 years after this event, and everyone has had a pretty hard memory wipe as to what life was like before.
The Moon is still doing its thang, same as now. Unless several of you NASA types shout at me and tell me why this could not possibly be so.
I have basically divided the year into 12 months of 45 days. So the inhabitants of my story still have some old calendars from the Time Before - but as the years began to go by in this new Age, they noticed the discrepancies and eventually, 100 years later, have worked it out. For simplicity's sake they kept the months that were written on all the calendars and just added the extra days.
What are the implications? Would Summer and Winter be too extreme?
Would it be possible to have human, or any, life? [ Other than tardigrades and cockroaches ;-) ]
This is my 1st ever question, so please go easy on me, but also please feel free - obviously - to geek out and give me as much intense and gory detail as you want as to why this would / wouldn't work. Magic definitely exists in this universe, so your answer does not have to be strict science - feel free to wave the wizard's wand if needed.
So. It's Saturday night, team - what better offer could you possibly have other than 'go crazy on that keyboard'.
Many thanks in advance, folks.