Is it possible for polar nights at one pole to be 8 & 1/2 months long without significantly messing up the climate?
The length of polar nights at the south pole from what i know is a week longer than the north due to the elliptical nature of earths orbit. What i am wondering is if it would be possible to have this week difference instead be a 2 & a half month difference, which is a lot more, without causing the climate of the planet to not be earth like. Aside from the longer polar nights it has 28 hour days and is significantly larger. Preferably through the same way of having a highly elliptical orbit but if that would always cause problems regarding climate some other way of making it happen is ok.
The main problem i see is that it would likely cause the southern hemisphere as a whole to be
significantly colder warmer (i didn't think about it properly) which is something i want to avoid.
Is a significantly longer polar night possible without causing the planet to stop being earth like?
Edit: messed up meaning not able to sustain a climate similar to earth year round