The basic astronomical facts of the Landmark universe, Lumeria, are not identical to the real world we live in and those are described here.
Day and NightEdit
Pretty much as in real life, day and night are defined by Lumeria's Sun and Moon. However, the laws of celestial mechanics in this mysterious universe must be very different from what we are used to in the real world.
Landmark's sun rises in the West, culminates in the South at noon and sets in the East.
Landmark's moon, however, rises in the East (shortly after sunset), culminates in the North at midnight and sets in the West (shortly before sunrise).
The sun's highest elevation at noon is about 60.5°, while the the moon culminates at an angle of approximately 50.5° above the horizon.
With a simple sun and moon dial you can observe the shadows for a few days and find the following results:
- A full day/night cycle on Landmark has a duration of 3 real hours. This means in-game time feels to run 8 times faster than real world time.
- Setting a Landmark "day" to have 24 hours, and defining "midnight" (the time of lunar culmination) to be 0:00 LT ("Landmark Time"), we can construct a simple Landmark clock.
The sun rises at 04:00 LT and sets at 20:00 LT, meaning daytime on Landmark lasts for 16 in-game hours, equivalent to 2 RL hours. Accordingly, night time on Landmark lasts for 8 in-game hours or 1 RL hour.