The Astronomy of Minecraft

Ian Childs from High Score Reviews writes:

'I’ve been playing a lot of Minecraft recently and something caught my attention: the sun is up during the day, the moon during the night. This might seem normal but it’s not what happens on earth, instead the moon slowly shifts it’s rising and setting hours independently of the sun, which is why it can be up during the day and hence we have solar eclipses. So what does this tell us about the planet that Minecraft is set on?'

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