So, this is an idea I am throwing around for my world, but not one I am committed to, but I am interested in it to see if I would like to do it.
Basically, my fictional world orbits a cool, boring, red-dwarf star very closely, so closely that it completes it's orbit in 4 days (it's a modified version of a real system, and I can't move the orbit out). I currently have it rotating, rapidly, along it's axis at 0 degress along with every other world in it's system; but if I were to tilt it so that it did have seasons, my question is:
What would seasons be like if they were only one day long?
Points to consider:
- whether or not the seasons would even be noticeable
- whether or not there is enough time for the seasons to alter the climate
The seasons are still caused by axial tilt, of course; it's just that the planet orbits its star so closely that there's only a day between the solstices and equinoxes. I am currently under the impression that these over-short seasons would not generate any weather or climate different from a 0 degree world, but do I really have the right idea?