|Arida was named from the desert-like environment that
covers most of its surface. Except for a small, tropical belt between the
ocean and the mountains, much of the surface of Arida is dry and sunny.
There are few rainy days on Arida, and most life forms have adapted to
living without much moisture. The gravity on Arida is 1.22 times that of
Earth, and the day is 30 Earth hours.
||Just beyond the atmosphere of Arida lies a ring of protomoons
at a distance of about 2.5 times the planet's radius. This ring of fire
could have once been an orbiting moon, but it has disintegrated into rocks
and space dust which swirl around the equatorial belt of Arida, often generating
beautiful lighting effects in the sky when seen from the planet's surface.