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Astronomy in the World of Avatar

DesertDog December 26, 2010 User blog:DesertDog

I wrote this on the Talk: page nine days ago but there are no replies there, so I'm putting it in a more public place. I'm getting the impression Talk: pages aren't so useful.

Section 1.3 on Solstices is flat wrong if the Avatar world matches ours. Both solstices are when the sun is farest away from the equator; whether it is the winter or summer solstice depends on whether the sun is in your hemisphere or the opposite. Winter in Winnipeg is summer in Sydney, and vice versa. When the sun is over ("closest") to the equator it is the equinox, spring or autumnal depending on whether ol' Sol is headed toward your hemisphere or away from it.

Of course, the Avatar world could well be flat and carried on the backs of four elephants standing on a turtle (the Lion Turtle's grampaw?) for all we know. Are the statements about solstices quoted from something canonical?

DesertDog 23:33, December 26, 2010 (UTC)

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