Thursday, May 27, 2010

Extra Word (Full Moon) Sudoku for Thursday, 5/27/2010

photo: Jaime JaimeJunior, courtesy publicdomainpictures.net (Full moon)

I’m timing posting of this blog entry to coincide with the full moon. Weather permitting, Thursday May 27 at 7:07 pm EST you’ll witness the fifth full moon of 2010.

Joe Rao, SPACE.com columnist, instructor at New York's Hayden Planetarium and meteorologist for News 12 in Westchester, New York, explains in http://www.space.com/spacewatch/full-moon-names-2010-100127.html how full moons get their names throughout the year from Native America traditions.

This extra Qudoku puzzle set challenges you to discover the three names of May 2010’s full moon.

GRACEFUL
Full Moon Sudoku: 8x8 Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column, 2x4 rectangle and set of circled cells contains the letters in the words exactly once

WIMP KNOT
8x8 Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column, 2x4 rectangle and set of circled cells contains the letters in the word exactly once
Copy circled letters to the corresponding numbered cells in the quote grid to spell out the names of this full moon

Solutions first thing in the morning. I’ll continue this theme throughout the year, on the day and hour of each full moon.

Thanks,
--Dave

2 comments:

Kevin Beckstrom said...

Your blog is a great astronomical resource!

Dave said...

Thanks, Kevin! I often wonder if I should have gone into astronomy...it's one of my (many!) passions.