reply to post by sarcastic
sarc, are you feeding this thread to be farcical? Methinks...
But, just in case....let's consider 'time-lapse'....
Take a camera, mount it outdoors. Aim it at something, whatever you're interested in seeing change. Take one photo, at the same time, each day. Do
this for several days. (On Earth, of course, you can't count on the weather, or the varying cloud coverage....will affect the light).
Of course, on Mars, cloud cover isn't a problem. AND naturally, everyone here knows that Mars rotates about it's axis at just slightly more than 24
hours....24 hours and 23 minutes, I believe, so one 'day' on Mars is almost the same as a 'day' on Earth....on Mars it is called a "Sol".
Also, oddly enough, Mars' orbit is pretty close to two Earth years. AND, Mars' axis is tilted, just like Earth's, so there are seasons on Mars.
Of course, each 'season' lasts about 6 Earth Months. AND, no real atmosphere to speak of, the 'seasons' generally affect the Polar
caps....though, may have some effect on the thin atmosphere....
BTW....we think of 'months' here on Earth, because we have that big ole' Moon, that orbits in a generally 29-day period (no pun).
There is no concept of a 'month' on Mars, since her two moons do not conform to the same pattern as ours. Unless you wish to call 30 'Sols' a
Martian 'month'....but that is something for future inhabitants to decide.