How do the phases of Oerth's moons work?

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How do the phases of Oerth's moons work?

Post by Big Mac » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:36 pm

I've seen a chart for tracking the moons of Krynn, but have never seen anything similar for Oerth.

What are the phases of Oerth's moons like?

Are there regular patterns (like eclipses of the sun or occultations)?

Does one of the moons or both line up with Greyhawk's calendar, or does the pattern wander every year?
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Re: How do the phases of Oerth's moons work?

Post by barrataria » Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:34 pm

I don't remember one. I also didn't remember a discussion in the books, but now I see on one of the first pages of the 1E box Gary had a brief discussion. The calendar is based on Luna's cycles, and the 4 festival weeks are set when Celene is full 4x per year.
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Re: How do the phases of Oerth's moons work?

Post by Icarus » Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:10 pm

Barrataria is correct.
There are numerous places in books and online that show calendars with the moon phases.
It’s in the Living Greyhawk Gazetteer and several other books, as well.
There's also other holidays, like Great Moon's Glory, and Mid-Summer's Day (and Night) where the moon phases have to do with holidays.

But,here is one calendar hosted by GreyhawOnline.com That is pretty basic, but shows the moon phases.
Also, Anna B. Meyer (of GHMaps.net) saw a tweet this morning from The Piazza, I think … so, she reposted her recent calendar with moon phases added! She said she'd forgotten to include them, and your question prompted her to add them in!

Click the image below to see the whole calendar, hosted from Greyhawkonline.com!!
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Re: How do the phases of Oerth's moons work?

Post by netlich » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:53 pm

I have to hit the books to check (The Adventure Begins" and Dragon Annual #4 are hinted at in my notes :D :D :)

This is an old one I used with some holidays too - but I don't think it is canon.
I tracked it the calendar at least down but I am not sure where I got it from ages ago

https://www.modeemi.cs.tut.fi/~fey/DD3/calendar_GH.html

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Re: How do the phases of Oerth's moons work?

Post by Icarus » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:32 am

netlich wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:53 pm
This is an old one I used with some holidays too - but I don't think it is canon.
I tracked it the calendar at least down but I am not sure where I got it from ages ago

https://www.modeemi.cs.tut.fi/~fey/DD3/calendar_GH.html
Hey, netlich ... I just want to mention, that link leading to your website… It gets a security certificate error, and says that your site is not secure. There maybe something wrong with your HTTPS.
Just thought I would let you know.
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