Hi, I am doing research for a story and would like to set it on a habitable moon in orbit around a gas giant. I've done a bit of research on this and understand that the moon would likely be tidally locked, so that only one face of the Moon would ever face the gas giant. I understand that axial tilt affects the seasons more than distance from the sun, and that's about it. I'm having trouble finding the information I want and am hoping that someone on here might be willing to take some time to answer a few questions. I'm thinking the easiest solution to figuring some of my questions will be to use Jupiter or Saturn as the basis for the gas giant in my story but transplant it to a fictional solar system and place them in a closer orbit to the star. With that in mind, here are my questions. Question 1: What distance from the sun would the gas giant need to be orbiting in order for one of its Moons to be within the goldielocks zone? Would the gas giant itself generate enough friction and heat to extend that range? Question 2: What type of tidal/gravitational effects would the gas giant and other moons orbiting the gas giant have on the Moon in question? Question 3: What would the day/night/year/season cycle be like on a Moon like this. Would you count its year from its orbit around the gas giant or the gas giants orbit around the sun. How long would the days be? How much light would it get? It is difficult to conceptualize how this would work. Question 4: Would both sides of the Moon get equal daylight? How would this work? Question 5: What would gravity be like on the Moon? Would the moon need to be the same size as Earth to have similar gravity? I want the Moon to be Earth-like. Similar gravity and atmosphere, but still alien. If there is anyone out there willing to help, I would greatly appreciate it. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks.