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19th Dec '17 4:14:53 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* The skies of some planets that could fall into the category of SceneryPorn. Imagine, for example, how it would be to see Saturn's rings from the planet itself, with them stretching from one side of the sky to the other like a huge rainbow (albeit with different colors)[[note]]As a side note the moons of Saturn would appear somewhat unimpressive, all smaller than the Moon seen from Earth[[/note]]. Or the skies of Jupiter, with its moons (although only Io would appear larger than ours).

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* The skies of some planets that could fall into the category of SceneryPorn. Imagine, for example, how it would be to see Saturn's rings from the planet itself, with them stretching from one side of the sky to the other like a huge rainbow (albeit with different colors)[[note]]As a side note the moons of Saturn would appear somewhat unimpressive, all smaller than the Moon seen from Earth[[/note]]. Or the skies of Jupiter, with its moons (although only Io would appear larger than ours).ours)[[note]]And in both cases accompanied of (more than often ''huge'') clouds extending as far as the eye can see plus large storms far more powerful anything Earth's in comparison puny atmosphere can bring on[[/note]].



** Heck, from the perspective of the skyscapes of other Solar System planets Earth's one with the Moon is quite alien. Except for Io (and Pluto's Charon [[PlutoIsExpendable when the former was considered a planet]]), no other planetary satellite as seen from its planet is so large as ours and especially not as luminous due to their large distances to the Sun -even Io shines with just a fraction of the light given by our Moon-.

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** Heck, from the perspective of the skyscapes of other Solar System planets Earth's one with the Moon is quite alien. Except for Io (and Pluto's Charon [[PlutoIsExpendable when the former was considered a planet]]), no other planetary satellite as seen from its planet is appears so large as ours and especially not as luminous due to their large distances to the Sun -even Io shines with just a fraction of the light given by our Moon-.
12th Dec '17 11:07:58 AM lillolillo
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* In Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} story ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'', Kara -the eponymous heroine- is kidnapped and brought to an alternate dimension called the Innerverse, in which the sky is a dark-violet void.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'':
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In Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} story ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'', ''ComicBook/DemonSpawn'', Kara -the eponymous heroine- is kidnapped and brought to an alternate dimension called the Innerverse, in which the sky is a dark-violet void.void.
** Inverted in ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2011 Last Daughter of Krypton]]''. Kara realizes she isn't in Krypton anymore when the Earth Sun rises... and it's a yellow sun instead of red.
27th Nov '17 12:06:24 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}'' - Scadrial has no moon, but its analogue to our Milky Way is bright enough to read by, on a clear night.

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* ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}'' - ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}'': Scadrial has no moon, but its analogue to our Milky Way is bright enough to read by, on a clear night.



* The night sky in "Literature/WingsOfFire" has three moons.

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* The ''Literature/WingsOfFire'' takes place on a world where the night sky in "Literature/WingsOfFire" has three moons.
20th Nov '17 9:42:44 PM Theriocephalus
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** ''TabletopGame/{{Dragonlance}}'' has three [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience morally-aligned]] moons -- Solitari (good, white), Lunitari (neutral, red), and Nuitari (evil, black) -- but only so long as the gods are around.

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** ''TabletopGame/{{Dragonlance}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Dragonlance}}'':
*** Krynn
has three [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience morally-aligned]] moons -- Solitari (good, white), Lunitari (neutral, red), and Nuitari (evil, black) -- but only so long as the gods are around.



** Toril (''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'') while only having one moon (Selûne), has visibly trailing behind it a string of asteroids (called Selûne's Tears). Plus, it's also worshipped as a goddess. Or seen as a personification of goddess. It's complicated.
*** And if you [[TabletopGame/SpellJammer roam the Realmspace]], Selûne is inhabited, but they think entire Toril wants to conquer them so entire visible lifeless surface is an impenetrable illusory disguise woven by a goddess (and ''not'' the same goddess). But then, for ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}'' it's not too weird.

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** Toril (''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'') (''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms''), while only having one moon (Selûne), has visibly trailing behind it a string of asteroids (called called Selûne's Tears). Tears trailing behind it, clearly visible in the night sky. Plus, it's the moon's also worshipped as a goddess. Or seen as a personification of goddess. It's complicated.
*** And if you [[TabletopGame/SpellJammer roam the Realmspace]], Selûne is inhabited, but they think entire Toril wants to conquer them so entire visible lifeless surface is an impenetrable illusory disguise woven by a goddess (and ''not'' the same goddess). But then, for ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}'' it's not too weird.



** ''TabletopGame/{{Mystara}}'' has two moons, one of which is ''invisible'', the other of which is home to the gods.

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** ''TabletopGame/{{Mystara}}'' has two moons, one of which is ''invisible'', ''invisible'' and the other of which is home to the gods.



** Not to mention the weird skies in many of the Outer Planes, which might include floating mountains (Ysgard) multiple huge moonlike spheres which are actually other layers of the same plane (Carceri), the other layer of the plane facing you (Bytopia), an endless field of geometric solids floating in space (Acheron), etc.

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** Not to mention the weird skies in many Many of the Outer Planes, esoteric dimensions -- including {{Heaven}} and {{Hell}} representing various alignments and their associate philosophies and home to gods, fiends, angels and the spirits of the dead -- have very weird skies indeed, which might include floating mountains (Ysgard) multiple huge moonlike spheres which are actually other layers of the same plane (Carceri), the other layer of the plane plane, inverted in respect to the one you're on and facing "down" on you (Bytopia), an endless field of geometric solids floating in space (Acheron), etc.



** Several Mods are examples of this as well:

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** Several Mods third-party mods are examples of this as well:
20th Nov '17 9:37:06 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' has this in spades -- every planet has, or is implied to have, a screwed-up sky to some extent. Considering the million-something habitable worlds that make up the galaxy, that's quite a lot, and it's justified, as well. A Warp Storm over a world is liable to induce the most horrifying variety of this, too.
** This also includes Earth/Holy Terra, if you're curious. The [[CityPlanet planet-covering urban sprawl]] sees a sky of smog, pollution and storms, but on a relatively clear night you can see the moon... because it's covered with just as much infrastructure and glows brightly. If you're actually down on the surface (and not dying from millenia of refuse, toxins, radioactive waste/fallout and Warp filth) then you'll have a lovely view of the underside of the foundations of said planet-city.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' has this in spades -- every planet has, or is implied to have, a screwed-up sky to some extent. Considering the million-something habitable worlds that make up the galaxy, that's quite a lot, and it's justified, as well. A Warp Storm over a world is liable to induce the most horrifying variety of this, too.
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too. This also includes Earth/Holy Terra, if you're curious. The [[CityPlanet planet-covering urban sprawl]] sees a sky of smog, pollution and storms, but on a relatively clear night you can see the moon... because it's covered with just as much infrastructure and glows brightly. If you're actually down on the surface (and not dying from millenia of refuse, toxins, radioactive waste/fallout and Warp filth) then you'll have a lovely view of the underside of the foundations of said planet-city.



* In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', Dominaria has two moons. One of them is artificial. And Mirrodin has four [[http://magiccards.info/5dn/en/84.html (and later, five) "suns"]].
** Esper, with its star chart for a night sky and [[http://magiccards.info/ala/en/223.html bisected clouds]].

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* In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': Numerous of TheMultiverse's panes have their own unique celestial features.
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Dominaria has two moons. One moons, one of them which is artificial. And artificial.
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Mirrodin has four [[http://magiccards.info/5dn/en/84.html (and later, five) "suns"]].
"suns"]], one for each of the colors of {{Mana}} -- the White Sun, the Blue Sun, the Black Sun, the Red Sun and the Green Sun.
** Esper, with its on of the Shards of Alara and know for being host to a civilization that keeps everything -- ''everything'' -- under minute control, has a star chart for a night sky and [[http://magiccards.info/ala/en/223.html bisected clouds]].clouds sliced into precise segments]].
17th Nov '17 2:39:21 AM Cryoclaste
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** From the same developer: Insomniac Games did the same thing with their Playstation 1 ''[[SpyroTheDragon Spyro]]'' games. Enchanted Towers from ''Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon'' is one example.

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** From the same developer: Insomniac Games did the same thing with their Playstation 1 ''[[SpyroTheDragon ''[[Franchise/SpyroTheDragon Spyro]]'' games. Enchanted Towers from ''Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon'' ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon'' is one example.
5th Nov '17 5:31:51 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* ''VideoGame/StarControl II'': The Slylandro, a sentient race of {{Living Gasbag}}s who live in the atmosphere of a gas giant planet, state their skies are an opaque swirl of colors (read: multi-coloured clouds), with no possibilities of knowing about the external Universe.
31st Oct '17 3:55:20 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* Xain'd Sleena, an arcade of [[TheEighties the '80s]] offers us on its 8-bit glory the ones of Cleemalt Soa, with Saturn and its rings looming as background in a starry pitch black sky, and Cleedos Soa -pale blue with two moons-.



** Heck, from the perspective of the skyscapes of other Solar System planets Earth's one with the Moon is quite alien. Except for Io (and Pluto's Charon [[PlutoIsExpendable when the former was considered a planet]]), no other planetary satellite as seen from its planet is so large as ours and especially not as luminous -even Io shines with just a fraction of the light given by our Moon-.

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** Heck, from the perspective of the skyscapes of other Solar System planets Earth's one with the Moon is quite alien. Except for Io (and Pluto's Charon [[PlutoIsExpendable when the former was considered a planet]]), no other planetary satellite as seen from its planet is so large as ours and especially not as luminous due to their large distances to the Sun -even Io shines with just a fraction of the light given by our Moon-.
31st Oct '17 3:49:27 PM ScorpiusOB1
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** Heck, from the perspective of the skyscapes of other Solar System planets Earth's one with the Moon is quite alien. Except for Io (and Pluto's Charon [[PlutoIsExpendable when the former was considered a planet]]), no other planetary satellite as seen from its planet is so large as ours and especially not as luminous -even Io shines with just a fraction of the light given by our Moon-.
25th Oct '17 1:36:35 AM PaulA
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** ''The Flying Sorcerers'', which he co-wrote with David Gerrold, is set on a planet with two suns (a big red one and small blue one that orbits it) and no less than ''eleven'' moons ("...three body formation makes capture easy..."), as a plot point. The system also has no other planets and is inside a giant dust cloud, so there are no visible stars, although the formations of the moons are observed in a similar way to how we observe constellations.

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** ''The Flying Sorcerers'', ''Literature/TheFlyingSorcerers'', which he co-wrote with David Gerrold, is set on a planet with two suns (a big red one and small blue one that orbits it) and no less than ''eleven'' moons ("...three body formation makes capture easy..."), as a plot point. The system also has no other planets and is inside a giant dust cloud, so there are no visible stars, although the formations of the moons are observed in a similar way to how we observe constellations.
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