Death Side

The "Death Side" or the "Deadlands" are the half of Jenoa that faces Pressen all of the time. This side sees the sun for a few hours each day, but Pressen itself fills the sky, giving off enough light that there is little day/night cycle. Only when the sun goes behind the planet (for roughly four hours) is there true darkness on this "death" side of the moon. Due to the lack of direct sunlight, there is less plant life on the death side.

The 24 hour day is roughly broken into four phases.

1. Sunrise Twilight. This lasts from when the sun first comes up from behind the horizon, until Pressen again eclipses it.

2. Night. This phase only lasts for 4 hours when the sun is behind Pressen. Because Pressen has rings, it is not still truly dark, similar to this photo of Saturn taken by the Cassini probe. For all intents and purposes, this is low-light conditions, like regular night would be, so species with low-light vision or darkvision do have a slight advantage.

3. Sunset Twilight. This lasts from when the sun first appears from behind Pressen until it dips below the horizon.

4. Day. When the sun dips below the horizon, Pressen itself dominates the sky and produces much light. At full-noon (when Pressen is completely lit up) think of the light as similar to earth light during the hour before the sun sets, though obviously of a different quality of light. I had envisioned Pressen as appearing slightly larger than this picture, but this is still a good representation.

Because truly dark night only lasts for 4 hours, travelers from the Living Side are encouraged to purchase eye masks to making sleeping easier while they adjust to the new day/night cycle. Such items can be easily bought at most major cities on "the edge," the designation for the area where the death side meets the living side.