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What would the tides look like if we had several moons [duplicate]

I'm writing a story about a sailor in an alien world, the world is exactly the same as Earth, except for one difference: this planet has nine moons. 5 moons go clockwise, while 4 go anti-clockwise All ...
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How would two moons work on a planet? [duplicate]

I'm planning on making a "new world", in a new planet. This planet would have similar living conditions to the Earth, but two moons (both in the same orbit, so that both can be seen at night), but I ...
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What effect would 2 Luna-like moons have on an Earth sized (and ecologically Earth-like) planet? [duplicate]

Assume for the sake of argument that both moons are very similar to ours, in size and composition. Perhaps one is slightly smaller than our moon, while the other is slightly larger. Furthermore, in ...
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How would an extra moon affect the tides? [duplicate]

In my world, I'm planning to add a second moon which would be positioned closely to the first. I was wondering what effect would that have on the tides?
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How can a spaceship unknowingly interfere with tides on a planet?

I've asked before about my polytheists with competing moon gods. I now have a better understanding of how tides -- a very visible manifestation of lunar influence -- work with multiple moons (thanks),...
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How would people most naturally react to a new god in their *own* polytheistic pantheon?

My polytheists with competing moon gods are going to have to contend with (what they think is) a new moon, and thus a new moon god, showing up. What are the most plausible ways for them to react to ...
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If you have multiple moons, do they behave in a standard way?

There are various questions about the stability of multiple moons, how they affect tides and so on, but I don't think this one has been covered here: If my planet has two moons, assuming they have ...
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Do moons determine the speeds at which tides move? Is there a limit to this speed?

I'm writing a short story that takes place on an imaginary planet that is 88% ocean. The planet has two moons and one continent that is regularly flooded under 500 to 1500 feet of water. The tides are ...
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Tides with 3 Largish Moons

I would like to have an Earth-like planet (~Earth gravity, ~Earth day, ~Earth year, and liquid water oceans) with extreme variance in its tides. I want the lowest tide to reveal about 30 miles of ...
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What would a pair of Death Stars do to Earth?

Y'all should know by now that I want to build a Death Star ;-) Let's assume that we did that already -- and against the odds, we've built two of them, and they're currently in orbit around a planet; ...
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What are the parameters of a planet having multiple moons?

I'm not sure if this question belongs here or over on Physics Stack Exchange. The Earth and Moon are unique in the Solar System in that the Moon is a significant size compared to the Earth, at 1/4 ...
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Life on a moon of a moon [closed]

How different would life be (that is calendar, seasons, tides, solar days and other natural events) on a moon of a moon of a planet? Is this setup even possible?
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What would the effect of three moons be on a planet?

I'm working on creating a world with three moons, all with different sizes and different orbits. I'm wondering what effects this would have. How would the tides be affected, obviously, but also would ...
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What are some of the ramifications and consequences of this world's'“exoticness”?

For my Science-Fantasy WIP I am considering using a single artificial planet (roughly the size of a Dyson Sphere) and its moons (of which only three are large enough to exert any real influence) as my ...
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How many moons can form around this alternate Earth?

Say in an alternate timeline, Earth developed with more moons. Many, many many more moons. In fact, it developed with the absolute maximum amount of moons a planet of its size and mass can physically ...

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