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Earth-like moon by JustV23 Earth-like moon by JustV23
Earth-like moon transits it's parent planet's disc.
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Amidamaru88 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018
Looks good, hmm is the hurricane on the planet trying to impress his siblings?
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LuispicardLS Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Is Pandora
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Kaasusumu Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017  Hobbyist
With your bigger-than-average hurricanes! O.O I love the concept!^^<333
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Xlydrs Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Student General Artist
I wonder if an earth like MOON is possible. And would it orbit a gas giant? 0_o
Nevertheless, it would probably look as amazing as this pic!
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Chiletrek Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017
Hello:
 Well, not every planet can produce a strong magnetic field like our planet can (like Mars cannot), so if those planets happen to be moons of gas giants, then the giant's magnetic field can provide ore than enough protection, maybe even better than Earth's own magnetic field.

 Also, another example would be Tirol, orbiting th gas giant Fantoma, from Robotech.
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Jamesdean1987 Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
It's strongly possible. Like in the movie Avatar, Pandora orbits a gas giant planet. Scientists believe that some Earth-like planets can orbit Gas Giant planets.
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ivanyuen Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017
Great work!
That's remind me about the myth of "Saturn was the sun"!
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Pineapple-Insurance Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist
I love the way the clouds on the moon look. I'm zooming in on them to try and figure out how I could paint something like them, as the style would be perfect for my own planets.
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GregroxMun Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is absolutely gorgeous.
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Geosciful Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016
Cool.  It looks like your "Pandora" has shallow oceans, judging by the size of the hurricane with respect to the world.
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shilbhadra Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016
Very beautiful!
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DarkMoon1988 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016
Amazing!
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dimonx1 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016
Awesome workLa la la la 
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tavotrio Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016
Coriolis free world? =P
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philorion7 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Student General Artist
The gravitational forces on a moon like that are tremendous. If it is an active planet than volcanic activity would be very destructive. Fantastic pic.
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Geosciful Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016
Not necessary.  If it's orbit is circular, then no tidal heating is expected.  Jupiter's Io is so active because it's orbit is eccentric.
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TK2655 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
Amacing, just amacing!
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Sexual-Yeti Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
"But professor, how is a Earth like moon able to orbit so close to the gas giant. Wouldn't the radiation of the gas giant kill all possibility of life? Not to mention having the atmosphere rapidly syphoned off or even the moon torn apart from the tidal forces, I mean just look at Io. How is this possible?"
"It is possible because shut up!"
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eburacum45 Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The image is deceiving; as JustV23 said earlier, the 'foreshortening effect' makes the moon look a lot closer to the gas giant than it really is. This moon could be safely outside the magnetic field, just as Titan is outside Saturn's field.
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Geosciful Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016
A strong magnetic field and a thick atmosphere do the shielding job much like Earth's do, being so close to the Sun.  The atmosphere would also be protected by any particle wind if "Pandora"'s magnetic field is strong, thus preventing its atmosphere from dissipating.  Also, tidal forces would be quite small if the orbit is near-circular, unless the moon's orbit somehow lowers below the Roche limit.
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RedLiox Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
Love it.  Perfect considering Juno's exploring Jupiter now.

I love the thought of Earthlike worlds around Jovian worlds - I'm sure the views from such places must be heavenly exotic.
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PedroDeElizalde Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Greattt
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Septimus-Oraka Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
"Right before the white dwarf star named Ouroboros consumes Earth and destroy much of the planets in the Solar System in  2147, the Interstellar Commonwealth helped to transfer much of human population to a new home - Gaia, the Earth-like moon of the gas giant Hemera. Today, Gaia is the capital world of the Terran Assembly and an important member of the galactic community." :)
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Miguel-Neves Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SUPER MASTER BLASTER OF GALAXIES
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kingdragon01 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
Looks great!
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TheOtterPony Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
It is beautiful! Did you imagine the moon to be tidally locked like galilean moons?
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morbiusx33 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Batten down the hatches. That's a heck of a big storm!
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JustV23 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Those poor bastards down there... what have i done" - my thoughts while painting that cyclone.
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morbiusx33 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thus sprach mighty Zarathustra!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Juno is revealing all kinds of secrets already - someone already melted Europa for us, and threw in a free cyclone :w00t:

But seriously though - I often wonder about these kinds of situations. Avatar is based on an earthlike moon too, the view would be spectacular for any life forms intelligent enough to appreciate it there. But then I think of the radiation dosage from the giant planet hindering the evolution of life (though in Avatar they covered this by saying it had a powerful magnetic field which helped curb that) as well as any temperature fluctuations (depending on orbit speed it might spend too much time in the shadow of the giant, but a dense enough atmosphere would probably make that a non-issue as well) Either way it's fun stuff to theorize about :idea:
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JustV23 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
Moons who have more distant orbits might take it easy. This illustration can also be explained as an illusion which can be achieved with high zoom lens. 
For example, when you zoom-in a setting moon you can see this judge disk setting behind small buildings at the horizon. But in reality moon is way smaller and further from us.
So if looking at this picture from a photographic perspective we can assume that this moon can still be quite far away from the gas giant planet, it's just highly zoomed.
I don't know if i am making sense here CURSE YOU! 
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes - like those "African Sunrise" type photo's that have made people believe that if you go there the sun takes up like a third of the sky :laughing:

I think several images of Jupiter and Saturn were taken that way either, kinda "flattening" the distance between them and their moons.
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