This is a kind of follow-up question to "What orbital period would produce one New Moon (and one Full Moon) each year?"
Given the six-month orbital period that is needed to produce one New Moon and one Full Moon each year, what would such a satellite look like as it made its progress through the sky (assuming we are in a system that is as close to our current situation as possible)?
In other words, I am wondering things like:
- How long would it take the moon to cross the sky?
- What kind of moonrise and moonset times would we expect, and how would they vary with the seasons (if at all)?
- What would be the effect on tides?
- What other observable effects (observable by mere mortals going about their business, that is, rather than astronomers or astrophysicists) would result from a moon with a six-month orbital period?
Grateful for any insights here.