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Aastra is slightly larger than the Earth, and slightly farther away from it’s parent star, which is main sequence and yellow. The difference is hardly noticeable on a sunny day.
A year on Aastra is 399 Aastran days long. A day is almost exactly the same length as an Earth day. A week is 7 days. Each year contains 57 weeks, The last 3 days of the year’s last week are always removed from the calendar so that the New Year always begins on a new week. Each month on Aastra contains 33 days, and the year is broken down into four seasons of 99 days a piece. This leaves 3 days in the year which are unclassified. They are recognized at the end of each Aastran year, and are often celebrated as 3 days of carnal celebration.
Aastra has 3 moons. The largest, and also farthest away, is Tharon. Tharon is slightly larger than Earth’s moon, and similar in appearance. The second moon is called Auguss. Auguss is smaller than Tharon and is bluish/white. The third moon, closest to Aastra, is Cassus. Cassus is red, and is the smallest of Aastra’s moons. Months are measured by Tharon’s rotation, which is once every 33 days. The moons are in a 1:2:3 orbital resonance. Auguss completes 2 orbits per month, and Cassus 3.
To the naked eye, Tharon appears EarthMoon-size, Auguss appears about 1/9 as large and Cassus 1/11.
Temperatures and physical characteristics on Aastra vary from region to region.
Aastra has a magnetic field aligned to it’s poles. Compasses work.